Martin Moylan Feature Archive

In the past three years, Goodwill's retail sales have jumped about 75 percent to $67 million, a growth rate any business executive would be happy to brag about. (04/23/2014)
Minnesota billionaire Glen Taylor expects to close on his purchase of the Star Tribune by the end of next month, fulfilling a goal he has had for years. (04/21/2014)
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)