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

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

Pains in the bottom: With some exceptions, smaller firms struggling

While we were pleased and even a little surprised at the strong overall market performance of the Star Tribune 100...

Updated: March 24, 2001, - 10:00 PM

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