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

The changing of the guard

Longtime Target Corp. CEO Robert Ulrich took a pay package worth nearly $116 million with him as he left the big discounter and headed into mandatory retirement, enough to earn him the top spot among the Star Tribune's list of the 100 highest-paid CEOs in 2007.

Updated: May 17, 2008, - 09:02 PM

Minnesota companies stay upbeat

Dire economic news has caught the attention of Minnesota's biggest companies, but has not yet dampened their spirits.

Updated: April 20, 2008, - 11:17 AM

In the black but blue

For Minnesota's largest companies, sales and earnings rose in 2007. But stock prices -- and attitudes -- are depressed.

Updated: April 20, 2008, - 11:12 AM

More pain at the pump

U.S. gasoline prices jumped to a record national average of $3.22 per gallon -- and we're still two months away from the summer driving season, when gas prices normally peak.

Updated: March 11, 2008, - 11:52 PM

They're on a roll

Revenue grew more than 9% at the state's largest nonprofits. But so did expenses.

Updated: December 22, 2007, - 04:56 PM

Star Tribune 100: The productivity squeeze

Working more? Enjoying it less?Welcome to the post-New Economy, where sales crawl ahead and profits leap upward but job growth...

Updated: December 03, 2007, - 01:27 PM

Star Tribune 100: Cut to the core

In a global economy with little wiggle room for the weak, Minnesota's biggest companies are electing to do what they...

Updated: December 03, 2007, - 01:07 PM


After beating the S&P 500 for five years straight, the Star Tribune 100 couldn't keep the pace last year despite strong sales and profits.

Updated: November 19, 2007, - 04:40 PM

'Rationally optimistic' companies have plans to hire, invest in 2007

Headlines about housing slumps, sinking subprime lenders, surges in Iraq and volatile energy prices have not dampened the spirits of Minnesota's biggest companies.

Updated: April 15, 2007, - 09:12 AM

Executive compensation: 2006 annual report

Executive paydays are bigger than ever, and of the 10 best-rewarded Minnesota CEOs, four headed firms with negative returns last year.

Updated: July 31, 2006, - 11:37 AM

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