Adam Belz

Business reporter | Economy
Phone: 612-673-4405
Adam covers the economy for the Star Tribune and maintains a blog called 3D Economics. He wrote for the Cedar Rapids Gazette and The Des Moines Register in Iowa before moving to Minnesota in June 2012.

Recent content from Adam Belz

At Economic Club of Minnesota, banker says China's boom in the past

Speech to Economic Club of Minnesota highlighted an aging population, lack of innovation as obstacles to continued growth.

Updated: September 23, 2013, - 08:48 PM

Minnesota regains jobs lost in recession

Unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent. But gains came in lesser-paying jobs.

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 11:21 PM

Real estate sales propelling economic surge in Twin Cities

The pace of growth in the Twin Cities was well above the national average, better than such Midwestern cities as Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Kansas City, and propelled Minnesota into the position of having the fifth-fastest-growing economy in the nation.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 09:22 AM

Antiques dealers struggle as market shifts to high end

It’s been a tough slog for most antique dealers over the past decade, as shifting tastes, eBay, thrift stores and the deep recession have cut into profits and emptied shops of customers. Upscale dealers, however, are doing fine.

Updated: September 15, 2013, - 10:06 AM

U.S. Bank mortgage chief sees tough conditions ahead for industry

Loan volume is sliding amid rising rates and tighter lending standards, a U.S. Bank official said.

Updated: September 11, 2013, - 07:40 AM

Fed leader calls for more stimulus

Narayana Kocherlakota of the Minneapolis Fed said interest rates should stay very low as long as current conditions persist.

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 08:16 PM

Job vacancies soar in Minnesota, but not wage offers

Job vacancies hit a 12-year high over the summer, but as employers ease back into hiring, work is often part-time, and the median pay offered to job candidates fell to $12.50 per hour in the past year.

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 03:12 PM

'Free agent' is new face of Minnesota workforce

The economy is shifting beneath the feet of workers, pushing a growing share of them into the role of independent contractor or consultant, temporary worker, freelancer and entrepreneur.

Updated: September 04, 2013, - 09:35 AM

Tahiti honeymoon, come rain and shine

Newlyweds take on a new heartfelt vow: to embrace French Polynesia no matter the weather.

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 03:45 PM

Minnesota exports fell in 2Q, hurt by both Canada and China

Minnesota companies posted international sales of $5.2 billion, a 5.7 percent drop from the same period a year ago and the first decline since the recession in 2008 and 2009.

Updated: August 29, 2013, - 07:43 PM

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