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 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

Glen Taylor finalizes purchase of Star Tribune

The Star Tribune joins Taylor’s group of more than 80 businesses, including the Wolves and Lynx and dozens of companies in printing and other industries.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 05:43 AM

Business broker helps set up small-business transitions

Andy Kocemba has his finger on the pulse of Minnesota’s small-business community.In 2011, he and his father, Wally, bought Calhoun...

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 05:01 PM

Minnesota incomes grew 0.6 percent in the first quarter

Farm income declined across the Midwest, primarily due to sharp drops in commodity prices.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 09:08 PM

Minnesota's economy is looking stronger

“Business confidence is on the rise,” based on latest survey of 241 companies.

Updated: June 23, 2014, - 08:09 PM

5 years after recession's end, state's scars still show

The state’s employment mix is much different than before the recession, and wages have barely risen.

Updated: June 22, 2014, - 11:38 AM

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