U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    U.S. Attorney's office reacts to Twin Cities Business story: "Tom Petters is a fraudster"

    Twin Cities Business' cover story this month tells "The Untold Story of Tom Petters." In the piece, convicted Ponzi schemer Tom Petters asserts his innocence. "Petters remains adamant that others took a legitimate business and turned it into a Ponzi scheme without his knowledge," writes Twin Citie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Do you Groupon?

    ​After rejecting a $6 billion purchase offer from Google, GoogleGroupon plans to IPO with a $30 billion valuation. Word on the street--from its SEC filing, actually--is that Groupon owes $681 million in current liabilities and has just $376 million in assets. But how can Groupon possibly lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith takes 18% pay cut

    Sally Smith didn't quite sell enough wings last year, so she took a pay cut​Sally Smith is known for doing whatever it takes to make her company, Buffalo Wild Wings, successful. And last year, apparently that meant a massive pay cut. Documents filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on ... More >>

  • News

    January 12, 2011

    Jason Meyer and his get-rich gold scam

    Rochester man promised gold mines and made off with the cash

  • Movies

    September 22, 2010

    Michael Douglas in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

    Oliver Stone's sequel lets the bad guys off easy

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Trevor Cook's reign of greed ends behind bars

    Swindler Trevor Cook won't be preying on anyone anymore.​Trevor Cook preyed on the good will, and often the religious faith of hundreds of victims to run a tawdry, $190 million scam out of the Van Dusen Mansion in Minneapolis. Now he's going to prison for a very long time.

  • News

    May 19, 2010

    Get Motivated speakers want to inspire you and take your money

    The Lowes enlist celebrities—like Brett Favre—at a hefty price

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Accused Ponzi schemer won't hand over submarine; he's jailed

    "Mr. Cook has elected to disregard the court's orders and will now be a guest of the federal correctional system."

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    SEC wants judge to jail alleged Ponzi schemer Trevor Cook

    For Trevor Cook, accused with a syndicated radio talk show host of running a $190-million Ponzi scheme from the Van Dusen Mansion, the law appears to be tightening its grip.

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    SEC: Van Dusen Mansion hosted massive Ponzi scheme

    Court documents suggest a Minneapolis landmark was bought with ill-gotten gains.

  • News

    October 28, 2009

    Obama's bank regulation: Doomed to fail?

    Administration lax on cleaning up AIG, Bear Stearns, and Lehman Brothers

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Coleman donor tries to discredit ex-associate in money funneling case

    In response to the negative press, Nasser Kazeminy released a statement about his ex-associate to try and discredit his testimony in the case against him.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    Disgraced Healthcare Tycoon Pays Up

    Dr. William McGuire: Former UnitedHealth Group CEO and major-league asshole

  • News

    May 9, 2007

    Spirit of Disservice

    Former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio was convicted, but that's small consolation to Minnesotans who lost their savings

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2007

    2/13 Morning Communiqué

    GOP rep introduces bill requiring ISPs to monitor users, Harvard owns eight percent of Blockbuster, Bush cuts $40 million from Natio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2006

    In-Flight Peanuts

    What about the wisdom of paying airline pilots less than Wal-Mart pays greeters?

  • News

    August 16, 2006

    Assume the Crash Position

    With a new bill, Northwest puts Wall Street in first class and throws its retiring workers in steerage

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2006

    The Wal-Mart Effect: a Q & A with author Charles Fishman

    One State, One Party, One Leader

    Bush and the GOP run into troubles--but serious political opposition is not one of them

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2005

    High-Stakes Poker

    Bankruptcy: The Ultimate Union-Busting Tactic There's a terrific analysis of the pre-strike motives of and stakes for both Northwest Airlines and its unionized mechanics in today's Wall Street Journal. Sadly, stories on the Journal's website are available to subscribers only, but we'll try to prese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2005
  • News

    July 13, 2005

    Down in Flames

    Airlines go for broke while executives take the cash

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2005

    Strib drawn into growing newspaper circ scandal

    On Tuesday the Star Tribune became the fourth major daily in the past year-plus to be accused of dumping papers by various means to plump its paid circulation figures and thus its ad rates. Last year executives from Newsday, the Dallas Morning News, and the Chicago Sun-Times admitted to deliberatel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2005
  • News

    January 26, 2005

    Everything You Know About Taxes is Wrong

    Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston talks about the retooling of the tax code to serve the very rich at the expense of the middle

  • News

    April 26, 2000

    Off the Hook

    Connect peoples phones? Respond to customer complaints? Abide by state rules? Please. A brave new U S West cant be bothered with trivial details.

  • News

    April 5, 2000

    Purple Stain

    Securities scams, karaoke-bar brawls, and the occasional boozy ride: At least there's one championship the Vikings might be winning

  • Books

    December 8, 1999

    The Wrath of Cooper

    A Minneapolis elementary school sends the Edison Project packing--and district administrators back to the drawing board

  • News

    November 3, 1999

    URL the Pearl

    While some business owners fight for their names in court, David Unowsky surrenders Hungry Mind the easy way

  • News

    October 20, 1999

    Reading, Writing, and Revenue

    The Edison Project's formula is simple: Take a Minneapolis public school, add some entrepreneurial savvy, and watch the profits roll in. Trouble is, it doesn't add up.

  • Books

    May 27, 1998

    Winging It

    With labor unrest brewing among airline employees, Northwest's PR doctors keep spinning in the wind

  • News

    March 18, 1998

    A Dose of Reality

    After years of gathering dust on drugstore shelves, the female condom may finally be on its way to finding acceptance among gay men and Third World women.

  • News

    November 12, 1997

    Hush Job

    Special "hush kits" make airplanes quieter. Do they also make them more dangerous?

  • Arts

    July 30, 1997

    The Mouse That Roared

    Disney takes the Sin out of Synergy in its heavily hyped stage premiere of The Lion King.

  • News

    April 23, 1997
  • News

    November 22, 1995

    Let's Make a Deal

    A newly rehabilitated--and temporarily stabilized--Northwest Airlines is poising itself for the next round of industry mergers and acquisitions.

  • Feature

    November 8, 1995


    The general and his suitors