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

Star Tribune 100: Minnesota's largest companies

Add another year of above-average performance by Minnesota's largest companies to the streak that began in 2000, when breathless talk...

Updated: April 09, 2005, - 11:00 PM

Reform is elusive target on compensation issue

The Star Tribune has been surveying executive pay since the early 1970s. The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and other national...

Updated: May 17, 2003, - 11:00 PM

CEO pay dips, but boards finding ways to make up for sagging stock compensation

The average total compensation package grew less than 1 percent among Minnesota CEOs in 2002, a year of unprecedented national...

Updated: May 17, 2003, - 11:00 PM

Star Tribune 100 survey: Reforms have gone too far

Ask an executive of a public company about the tougher corporate governance rules and you'll get an earful.Before battle scenes...

Updated: April 13, 2003, - 11:00 PM

Companies that can take a punch

Terrorist attacks, war, recession, scandal -- the past 12 months have seen it all.Throw in the slippery residue from the...

Updated: September 01, 2002, - 11:00 PM

The Bottom 50: Smaller, but suddenly more valuable

Minnesota had a net loss of publicly held companies last year.More public firms departed, were acquired or went out of...

Updated: April 06, 2002, - 10:00 PM

The Star Tribune 100: Weathering the storm

The storms of 2001 seemed overwhelming. Layoffs, recession and war took their toll on people and profits.Yet now that the...

Updated: April 06, 2002, - 10:00 PM

ST100 at mid-year: More gainers than losers

Ribs are hot,Fiber optics are not.Specialty retailers are in demand,Tech hardware makers are in the can.But on the whole,In the...

Updated: July 01, 2001, - 11:00 PM

Average CEO pay down, albeit with some spectacular exceptions

It should be reassuring that, in a year that saw steep stock market declines, total compensation for the average Minnesota-based...

Updated: May 12, 2001, - 11:00 PM

Star Tribune 100 survey: E-Commerce enthusiasm cools

Decidedly cool.That's how Minnesota's biggest companies feel toward e-commerce this year.Doesn't fly.That's how they feel about the prospect...

Updated: March 25, 2001, - 10:00 PM

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