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

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

Cheese firm Davisco sold to Canadian dairy co-op

Canada's Agropur, in its biggest deal ever, is picking a Minnesota company with $1 billion in sales and 900 employees.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 09:33 AM

New TSA fees make flying even more expensive

Passengers will want to avoid long layovers: They could trigger an additional $5.60 fee.

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 08:58 PM

At Spok, crisis communications is 'about minutes and seconds'

Communications software company develops technology to whittle down response times in crisis situations.

Updated: July 20, 2014, - 06:38 PM

Merchant & Gould makes its mark in intellectual property law

The Minneapolis law firm of Merchant & Gould is a player in intellectual property law.

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Obituary: Carl Bachman helped home-and-garden business grow

In some respects, Carl Bachman was the wizard of Valentine’s Day, a working man’s Cupid who commanded an impressive fleet...

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Indicted Plymouth lawyer may face more federal charges

Timothy Oliver already is facing federal felony charges, and documents filed by his defense counsel hint at more to come.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 09:19 PM

Meter still running for fees in Petters fraud case: $83 million so far

Attorneys and accountants earn $83M and counting in bankruptcy.

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 10:00 PM

Carlson board sharpens its focus

Firm will spend TGI Friday’s cash to buy 100 percent control of Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

Updated: June 23, 2014, - 07:51 PM

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