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

Cliffs to close Duluth office, board in turmoil

A new investor is shaking up Cliffs Natural Resources, the operator of several major ore mines in Minnesota.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 09:40 PM

Banks, some retailers go along as Apple pushes cardless payments

U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo join the push by Apple to wean people off plastic credit cards. Target, Best Buy...

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 09:35 PM

General Mills buys Annie's for $820M

Annie’s Inc. is known for its natural macaroni and cheese and bunny-shaped crackers. The deal is the largest to date in a series of natural and organic acquisitions for General Mills.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 07:24 PM

Sunday replay: Lack of tech giant means Minnesota loses its start-ups

The two-year-old start-up SmartThings recently became the latest Minnesota-born tech company to sell to one of the giants of technology...

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 02:10 PM

New low-wage job in Minnesota is in health care.

Openings are plentiful in low-wage areas such as home care, home aides.

Updated: September 01, 2014, - 06:53 AM

Day-care squeeze is hitting Minnesota rural families hard

Large parts of rural Minnesota don’t have enough child care for working families. Finding a place for newborns is especially difficult. And it’s not just a parenting challenge, it’s an economic problem.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 04:43 PM

As fungus kills bats, MN timber industry winces

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide next spring whether to add the northern long-eared bat, which is being wiped out in places by the disease called white nose syndrome, to the endangered species list.

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 09:36 AM

LaValley Industries provides helping hand

Jason LaValley came up with a better way to lay pipe and he has made a success out of his...

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 05:37 PM

Samsung buys firm with Minnesota roots

SmartThings makes a mobile platform that enables people to control and monitor their homes through an app.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 11:13 PM

State lost 4,200 jobs in July

Only 2,900 jobs have been added since January, a much slower pace than in 2013.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 11:05 PM

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