John Oslund

Assistant Business Editor/Research
Phone: 612-673-7206
John J. Oslund supervises the Business Research Team, a group that focuses on Minnesota’s large public companies, tracks executive compensation and monitors the state’s large nonprofit sector.

Recent content from John Oslund

Minnesota’s biggest companies are healing

The state's biggest companies are making more money and starting to hire.

Updated: April 23, 2011, - 10:38 PM

Star Tribune Nonprofit 100: Back to basics

Many nonprofits struggle as philanthropic resources are focused on the most urgent needs -- hunger, homelessness and job skills.

Updated: December 22, 2010, - 06:58 AM

Double dip: For 2nd year, average CEO pay drops

The 1.2 percent drop in median total compensation last year, as Minnesota companies slogged their way out of the recession, effectively reset the CEO pay clock to 2002.

Updated: June 27, 2010, - 10:53 PM

Star Tribune 100: The big bounce

Most of Minnesota's biggest companies feel confident that 2010 will be better. They survived the Great Recession and have the scars to prove it.

Updated: April 29, 2010, - 05:35 AM

Better days ahead: 4 of 5 execs believe worst is over

Most executives at Minnesota's biggest companies believe the worst of the Great Recession is over.

Updated: April 28, 2010, - 07:46 AM

Coming off a bad year for investments, state nonprofits count their blessings

A negative 13.4 percent return on investment is hardly something to crow about.

Updated: December 23, 2009, - 08:16 AM


This recession hasn't spared payouts among Minnesota's top executives.

Updated: May 21, 2009, - 02:21 PM

Survey says: Minnesota companies ride out economic 'perfect storm’

Watchful and wary, Minnesota companies ride out an economic 'perfect storm.'

Updated: April 22, 2009, - 10:05 AM

State's biggest companies down but not out

As Wall Street panicked, Minnesota's biggest companies kept cool, made tough choices and planned for what they believe are better days ahead. They are still waiting.

Updated: April 18, 2009, - 07:37 PM

Trouble ahead for Minnesota's nonprofits

Minnesota's sturdy nonprofit sector braces for tough times as people have less money to give.

Updated: December 20, 2008, - 03:53 PM

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