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

Carlson hotels courting the prized millennials

Carlson’s Country Inns & Suites hires HGTV’s Genevieve Gorder, among others, to serve up a millennial makeover for its properties.

Updated: July 07, 2013, - 05:49 PM

Obituary: Joseph Rukavina, teacher, coach and WWII veteran

One of the few times that John Rukavina saw his dad, Joe, cry was after watching the movie “Flags of...

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 05:21 PM

Judge rules that Petters 'clawbacks' can go to 1995

The ruling means the bankruptcy trustee can pursue up to $60 million in alleged fraudulent transfers.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 09:06 PM

Bubbles by Brooks buoyant after trademark win

High-end clothier Brooks Brothers has dropped a trademark infringement action against the small Rochester-based distributor of therapeutic soaps.

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 09:38 PM

Pinnacle Airlines changing name to Endeavor Air

The change marks the airline’s rebirth after exiting bankruptcy.

Updated: June 19, 2013, - 08:36 PM

Fallon ad agency loses Cadillac account

The Minneapolis firm privately called the stunning blow “an outcome we do not deserve.”

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 09:31 PM

Large companies: Employee engagement comes through loud and clear

One employee said: “Encouragement is constant, gratitude is shown often.” Said another: “Recognition is given when good work is prevalent, and coaching is given when standards are not met.”

Updated: June 16, 2013, - 06:48 AM

Fry case closes the 5-year Petters odyssey

Prosecutors got an insider's help to bring down a fraud that was "off the charts in terms of size and scope" and ended with hedge fund manager Fry's conviction last week.

Updated: June 15, 2013, - 09:32 PM

Large companies: Big firms focus on the small stuff

Even in tough times, our largest employers thrive by paying attention to the needs of individual employees

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 04:59 PM

Jury: Petters associate James Fry guilty on all 12 counts

James Fry, who helped raise millions for Petters Cos. Inc., was the last criminal defendant tied to $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme.

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 09:47 AM

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