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

July 8: Petters seeks reduced prison sentence

Lawyer asked judge in Ponzi scheme to consider reducing 50-year sentence.

Updated: July 08, 2013, - 08:28 PM

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

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