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

$62.5 million settlement approved in Wells Fargo securities lending case

$62.5M addresses those who lost money in securities lending.

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 10:00 AM

Financial adviser who scammed retirees given 10-year prison sentence

Victims lost more than $4 million in Mark Holt’s Ponzi scheme; clients’ stolen funds used for personal expenses.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 11:13 PM

Brisket Channel proves to be ultimate reality TV

The Arby's campaign that filled Duluth TV screens over Memorial Day weekend lives on online and is setting the stage for new ads launched by Minneapolis ad firm Fallon.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 08:43 PM

Drones in commerce offer new legal challenges

With regulations still up in the air, businesses are unsure of what they can do with the new technology.

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 02:00 PM

IBM wins $14.2 million suit against Carlson over contract cancellation

Judge ruled Carlson’s financial picture, not IBM’s performance, led to termination of IT contract.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 10:58 AM

General Mills' monster cereals pair with DC Comics

General Mills turned to the superhero comics illustrators for this year’s box art.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 05:53 AM

CenturyLink plans 1-gigabit Internet service for Twin Cities

The legacy land-line service provider says the 1-gigabit service is available in selected parts of the metro area.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 11:52 PM

June 2011: Questions on political giving still dog Target

CEO Gregg Steinhafel said the company 'learned a lot last year' after its donation to MN Forward.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 04:52 PM

Hard times in 2013 helped digital marketing agency Space 150 retool

Digital marketing agency Space150 “faced fear straight on and refocused, reinvented and re-claimed” to achieve positive results.

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 05:46 PM

Membership drop crimps Life Time's 2Q sales, profits

Fitness company’s shares dropped 12.7 percent; CEO calls quarter ‘a challenging one.’

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 11:21 AM

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