David Phelps

Reporter | Professional services
Phone: 612-673-7269
David Phelps covers the business of law, advertising and financial services. He previously led coverage of the Tom Petters fraud investigation and continues to cover its afternmath. Phelps is a former member of the Star Tribune Washington Bureau who has also covered state and local government and politics.

Recent content from David Phelps

Trial of Petters associate to open Monday

Prosecutors say James Fry lied to investors and SEC in the $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme. The hedge fund manager denies the charges.

Updated: May 19, 2013, - 11:15 AM

Motivation is their business at MotivAction of Plymouth

MotivAction designs incentive programs for large companies looking to inspire sales, loyalty.

Updated: May 18, 2013, - 05:52 PM

Tom Petters plea claim called hard to prove

It’s a “last gasp,” an expert said of the convicted Ponzi schemer’s contention about his sentence.

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 09:22 PM

Philip Falcone, firm agree to pay $18 million in fraud case

Affiliates say settlement is neither admission nor denial of wrongdoing.

Updated: May 12, 2013, - 10:24 AM

TGI Friday's is getting a new look

The No. 4-ranked casual dining chain is launching a makeover, aiming to reclaim its early reputation as a destination for the socially active.

Updated: May 05, 2013, - 08:30 PM

Branding expert discusses the art and science of aligning a brand and its reputation

A branding expert discusses the art and science of aligning a brand and its reputation in a “hospitable environment.”

Updated: May 04, 2013, - 10:01 PM

Summit Brewing is selling barrels by the laugh

Summit Brewing and its marketing partner GdB use humor and customer engagement to keep the dean of Minnesota craft brewers growing.

Updated: April 28, 2013, - 06:26 PM

Judge OKs Mondale’s $50,000 settlement with Petters receiver

Ted Mondale got a $150,000 personal loan from Tom Petters.

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 05:51 AM

Ted Mondale to pay $50,000 clawback to Petters receiver

Ted Mondale got a $150,000 personal loan from Petters in 2005.

Updated: April 23, 2013, - 12:26 PM

Keep greed and fear out of financial planning

The president of Marquette Asset Management stresses fundamentals — diversify, think long term, don’t panic.

Updated: April 20, 2013, - 09:13 PM

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