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

Minnesota jobless rate hits lowest level since 2001

November’s 3.7 percent rate kept growth on a roll.

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 10:52 PM

Pohlad family ends direct ownership of banks

The Pohlad family is getting out of banking, selling the financial arm of a business portfolio for $182.5 million.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 03:53 PM

Millennials thinking outside the cubicle, favor job flexibility

Weary or wary of corporate America, a number of people under age 35 are rejecting the perceived stability of an office job for something more flexible.

Updated: December 14, 2014, - 06:13 AM

Retailers ringing up strong holiday numbers

Stronger job market, lower gas prices help fuel burst of year-end shopping.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 10:03 PM

Minneapolis Fed president Kocherlakota to step down in 2016

In a surprise move, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Narayana Kocherlakota, announced Friday that he will not seek a second term as leader of the bank.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 03:19 PM

Cleaning company signs agreement with janitors, SEIU

An Ohio company signed an agreement with the union that is trying to organize janitors.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 09:36 PM

Minnesota's birthrate continues to decline

A five-year dearth of babies, also reflected in national numbers released this past week, is likely the result of continued economic uncertainty and cultural assimilation by minority groups, which saw their fertility rates fall surprisingly fast in the past four years.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 12:01 PM

Airport workers briefly shut down access to MSP during protest

Workers protesting wages at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport briefly shut down access to Terminal 1 on Friday afternoon. The group of about 100 people, representing several local labor organizations, blocked the road to the departure access road, causing traffic to back up for about 20 minutes.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 03:22 PM

Unemployment for Minnesota's black workers has been halved since 2011

The unemployment rate among blacks has been cut in half since 2011 and is now even a little lower than pre-recession levels. Estimates of black unemployment fell from 15 percent in October 2013 to 10.8 percent last month, according to census data.

Updated: December 01, 2014, - 03:35 PM

First Avenue's 'caser' opens up

In downtown Minneapolis, First Avenue’s ‘caser’ makes the rounds during shows, keeping viewers, and bands, happy.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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