Revitalized car industry cranks up U.S. exports – WSJ
West Africa’s bursting urban centers are rearranging the region’s politics – Atlantic
Restaurant reservation site Eveve is taking on OpenTable in the Twin Cities – StarTribune
The price of gold has fallen 33%  in the past 9 months – Washington Post
Pimco’s Bill Gross just had his worst quarter yet – Quartz
Economist thinks cigarette tax will encourage 5% to quit in MN – WCCO
Vast amounts of information on the Internet are being deleted all the time – Felix Salmon
Inflation-adjusted college tuition has risen 50% since 1999 – Businessweek
An incredible dancing, chair-sitting, hula-hooping Russian bear – YouTube