As housing awakens, demand for plywood on the rise – WSJ
CYPRUS! Russia rebuffs the profligate island, EU awaits plan B – Reuters
Putin’s boyhood friend bags 21 Olympic contracts in Russia – Businessweek
Minnesota housing sales dip in February, but prices still rising – StarTribune
Virtual currencies like Bitcoin to get laundering rules – WSJ
Since 2000, Michigan has gone from high to low wage state – MLive
Chicago (and Midwest) should do more to attract foreign tourists – Midwesterner  
1994 interview with Chinua Achebe, author of “Things Fall Apart” – Paris Review