Martin Moylan

Martin Moylan

Minnesota Public Radio

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

Hormel announced a $775 million deal Tuesday to buy Applegate Farms, a leading provider of natural and organic prepared meats. (05/26/2015)
The cable company isn't saying yet exactly when the services will debut or what they will cost, but they represent a major speed upgrade for residential customers. (05/21/2015)
A lawsuit accuses an Illinois-based firm that provides cleaning services to the retailers with failing to pay workers the minimum wage and earned overtime, along with other labor law violations. (05/20/2015)
With the Golden State deep in drought, businesses there are facing stiff pressure to conserve water. Some are turning to Minnesota-based Ecolab and Pentair for help. (05/20/2015)
Drones are increasingly sophisticated, affordable and attractive to consumers. But lawmakers worried about safety and privacy say more regulation is likely needed. (05/13/2015)
In the first meeting between U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger and Somali-Americans since six men were indicted on charges of trying to join ISIS, Luger received a polite but testy reception. (05/10/2015)
Police say the officer was dragged by the vehicle and fired at the driver, who died. The officer was injured and taken to a hospital. (05/10/2015)
Two of the three, who escaped the New Richmond, Wis., prison Wednesday, were found Friday in Wisconsin. The third was captured Saturday in Minneapolis. (05/10/2015)
The union dismissed a letter from board chair Marty Davis threatening the airline's "ultimate shut-down" as a bargaining tactic. (05/07/2015)
Judge Robert Kressel was not happy that the archdiocese has relied on legal notices to inform abuse victims that they have until Aug. 3 to file a claim. (05/07/2015)
By buying Colorado-based Animal Health International, Mendota Heights-based Patterson Companies is gaining a strong position in the livestock health market. It aims to sell its medical business. (05/04/2015)
The owner of Lunds and Byerly's is combining the two grocery chains under the name Lunds & Byerly's. (04/27/2015)
The pilots say the demonstration will bring attention to their ongoing wage dispute. A walkout, they say, is not imminent. (04/23/2015)
In Target's latest attempt to bring fashion to the masses, online shoppers briefly overwhelmed the retailer's website. But analysts see the collaboration as a success. (04/20/2015)
Target plans to create an internal center for data analysis that would yield more personalized email marketing, more tailored promotions and personalized offers delivered through the company's Cartwheel smartphone app. (04/20/2015)