Martin Moylan Feature Archive

The Mosaic Co., the world's largest phosphate-fertilizer producer, has agreed to repurchase about $2 billion of its shares held by charitable trusts associated with the Cargill family. (12/09/2013)
St. Paul is urging residents to be patient as the city works to clear streets of treacherous ice and improve driving conditions. (12/08/2013)
A federal district judge has denied Tom Petters' request for a shorter sentence and condemned the convicted fraudster's request. (12/05/2013)
General Mills is returning to the Super Bowl, this time to advertise Cheerios. (12/05/2013)
Public housing advocates are trying to restore federal aid and increase state housing aid. Cuts to those programs hurt some of the state's poorest people to rely on them for assistance, Minnesota housing officials say. (12/04/2013)
Retailers say consumers want more time to shop. They may need it this year. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are six fewer shopping days than last year. (11/29/2013)
The Twin Cities metro area remains on pace for a significant rise in new apartment and home construction this year. (11/27/2013)
The spill happened as shippers were scrambling to move barges of grain south ahead of the river's seasonal closure. The U.S. Coast Guard says about 1,800 gallons of oil spilled into the river from a towboat that sank on Monday. (11/27/2013)
On the eve of Thanksgiving, retailers are doing their best to convince tight-fisted consumers to loosen their grip on their wallets. Many big merchants expect lukewarm sales. The Great Recession has taught consumers to be more careful with their spending. (11/27/2013)
The financial performance of Minnesota's 349 community banks improved slightly in the third quarter of this year. (11/25/2013)
Target's third-quarter net income dropped 47 percent, stung by costs related to its expansion into Canada. The discount store operator's stock dropped 3.5 percent today. (11/21/2013)
Best Buy reported net income of $54 million for its most recent quarter, reversing a loss of $10 million a year earlier. (11/19/2013)
Best Buy vows it will be competitive on prices during the holiday season but says that could hurt profits. (11/19/2013)
Federal health officials say defects in some Medtronic devices used in heart procedures could cause serious injury or death. (11/18/2013)
Best Buy's stock has almost quadrupled in price from late December, when some thought the company was doomed. Now Best Buy is looking like a firm that has stopped the death spiral, thanks to what analysts praise as smart moves by management. (11/18/2013)