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

Paying up: Hiring a new CEO from outside can be pricey

Annual Star Tribune Executive Compensation Report: Corporate boards sometimes have to open the bank to bring in a new CEO from outside.

Updated: July 28, 2014, - 09:48 AM

TCF 2Q profit rises, driven again by auto, equipment loans

Second quarter saw sustained profit improvements from company’s strategy to expand into auto, equipment loans.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 10:59 PM

Obituary: Dorothy Janes, activist and volunteer in Brainerd area

Dorothy Janes told her children to “leave things better than you found them,” and in her 101 years, she practiced...

Updated: July 22, 2014, - 09:26 PM

Strength in Minneapolis job market drives resurgent economy

The surging market for professional workers in Minneapolis is a key reason the Twin Cities enjoys the lowest unemployment rate of any large metropolitan area in the country.

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 10:45 AM

Business loans start to rebound

As banks report quarterly results, many are seeing increased demand for commercial lending.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 08:39 PM

Minnesota employers added 8,500 jobs in June

Minnesota’s unemployment rate is down to 4.5 percent, the lowest since early 2007.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 09:05 PM

Lending spurt accelerates second quarter profit for U.S. Bancorp

Commercial loans were up 12.4 percent for the big, Minneapolis-based bank.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 05:39 AM

Minneapolis Fed's Kocherlakota: Don't settle for 'new normal'

Kocherlakota says Americans should resist the idea that a lukewarm economy is the best that they can hope for.

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 09:13 PM

Fewer U.S. job seekers give up the search

The ranks of discouraged workers declined by 21,000 in June and have been shrinking steadily over the past year.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 09:02 PM

Twin Cities jobless rate is the lowest for large U.S. metro area

Job growth across a mix of industries drove down May unemployment in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area to 4.0 percent, edging out Austin, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio.

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 05:33 AM

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