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

Budget official says tough choices are ahead

Tax hikes or cuts in benefits will be necessary, said the director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 08:31 PM

Feb. 6: CVS to drop tobacco products

Cigarettes don’t fit drug chain’s health care emphasis.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 10:16 AM

Part 2: Over 50, working against time in harsh job market

Older workers face a tough hunt for new jobs in a slow-moving recovery, and the clock is ticking.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 09:25 AM

Part 1: Job loss buries hopes, careers

People who were laid off gave up months or years of earnings, lost homes, raided 401(k)s, went into debt, and now more often than not must take jobs for significantly less pay.

Updated: February 02, 2014, - 08:35 AM

Obituary: Stewardess Helen Richardson loved excitement of early air travel

On a dare from her future husband in 1939, Helen Richardson applied for a job as an airline stewardess. Aviation...

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 01:39 PM

Venture funding rises in state

Eight of the 14 Minnesota firms that attracted capital infusions in the fourth quarter were medical device manufacturers.

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 07:56 PM

December’s 9,500 jobs brighten Minnesota's economic outlook

Hiring in retail and manufacturing sparked job market’s second-best year since 2005.

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 11:02 PM

Besieged Target lays off 475 and won’t fill 700 jobs

The retailer didn’t say how many were at its headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, but sources told the Star Tribune that the vast majority of the layoffs were there.

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 11:45 PM

Fourth body recovered from Mississippi River in Winona

Winona County ­Sheriff David Brand said a robot equipped with sonar detected the body of Andrew Kingsbury, 29, in water 10 feet deep just south of the Hwy. 43 bridge.

Updated: January 19, 2014, - 09:46 PM

Carbon monoxide routs 25 Minneapolis apartment residents

Firefighters were called to a mixed commercial and residential building in the 1800 block of Central Avenue NE. around 7:45 p.m. Saturday

Updated: January 19, 2014, - 09:02 PM

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