Martin Moylan

Martin Moylan

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
mmoylan@mpr.org

Martin Moylan is a business and economics reporter for MPR News. He has covered business in the Twin Cities for nearly 20 years. He joined Minnesota Public Radio in July 2006, after 16 years with the St. Paul Pioneer Press. At the Pioneer Press, his beats included financial services, technology, telecommunications and airlines. Before moving to Minnesota, he lived in China for two years, teaching English and freelancing for newspapers in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He graduated from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and has completed post-graduate programs at Boston University and the University of Maryland. He's a Boston native but hardly ever drops an "r."

Martin Moylan Feature Archive

General Mills
General Mills is trying to force consumer safety and other disputes about the company's products into binding arbitration, a policy that consumer advocates find most distasteful. (04/17/2014)
Privately held Michael Foods makes a variety of egg, potato and dairy products. Its brands include Papetti's, Crystal Farms and Simply Potatoes. It is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. (04/17/2014)
Michael Foods' private-equity owners have been looking to sell the maker of egg, potato and other grocery products. The company reports annual sales of about $1.5 billion. (04/16/2014)
Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly called on the U.S. House to join the Senate in passing a bill mandating sales tax collections. (04/15/2014)
Rising concern over the supply of clean water, both in Minnesota and worldwide, is turning into what some technology companies think is a chance to grow. (04/14/2014)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is giving metro-area anglers more opportunities for trout fishing, just in time for Saturday's stream trout opener. (04/12/2014)
A parish priest called the police to report thousands of dollars in church funds were believed to have been stolen by 49-year-old Julie Kay Rouillard, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday filed in Hennepin County District Court. (04/11/2014)
Taylor, a billionaire, said he is purchasing the paper as a business investment, but that the community will also benefit from keeping it under local control. (04/01/2014)
Company officials say they don't yet know how many employees will lose their jobs. Some will stay with Cargill and Tata will hire others. But some workers will lose their jobs in the next six to nine months. (03/27/2014)
The airport is configured with multiple, smaller checkpoints that make it hard for the Transportation Security Administration to staff, especially during a period of staffing cuts, said airport spokesman Patrick Hogan. (03/26/2014)
General Mills officials say the company is a relatively minor user of palm oil but now gets about half of its palm oil from sustainable sources. (03/24/2014)
Time may be running out for patent trolls. They buy patent rights and file what often seem to be frivolous infringement lawsuits, hoping to squeeze settlement money out of their targets. (03/24/2014)
The company hopes to reduce its debt by more than two-thirds, to about $50 million, and emerge from bankruptcy within two months or so. (03/21/2014)
3M is trying to catch up in the market for library digital media lending systems by including audio books. (03/16/2014)
Best Buy returned to a profit in the fourth quarter and topped Wall Street expectations as it cut costs to offset declining sales. (02/27/2014)