Martin Moylan Feature Archive

Surveys indicate that in four years of study, college students will typically spend $2,500 or more on textbooks - from new books to used books and rentals. A St. Paul company is cashing in on student frustration with high textbook prices by offering less expensive electronic and print-on-demand alternatives. (10/18/2013)
The job cuts are part of a new round of some 900 layoffs nationwide. The company recently terminated the jobs of about 500 mortgage employees in the Twin Cities. (10/17/2013)
Target will begin rating thousands of cleaning, health and beauty and baby care products for their environmental and the health effects. (10/17/2013)
The government charged Guidant, a Minnesota company Boston Scientific acquired in 2006, with selling devices between 2002 and 2005 that the company knew to be flawed. As of 2010, at least 13 deaths were blamed on failed units and others were seriously injured. About 20,000 patients in the United States may have had the devices implanted. (10/17/2013)
Surdyk's is the latest restaurant to open at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport's Humphrey Terminal. (10/11/2013)
Nearly three-fourths of Cargill's business units recorded profits in the first quarter. Sales were flat at $34 billion. (10/09/2013)
The company is a victim of a weak economy, relentless price competition from big box retailers and the weather, which devastated sales this past spring, President Dave Linder said. The customer base is also shrinking as baby boomers retire to apartments and give up gardening, he added. (10/09/2013)
The layoffs come in areas where Target said it saw duplication or overlap of responsibilities or a need for fewer employees in the future, the company said Wednesday. About 75 percent of the cuts have been made already. Target would not discuss the types of jobs involved or what they pay. (10/09/2013)
Many people don't realize the range of assets tax law considers part of an estate, and it could bite middle class Minnesotans who don't feel like millionaires - but in the eyes of the law, could be. (10/08/2013)
Medtronic was appealing a judgment that a subsidiary violated a patent of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. The patent applied to devices that repair aortic valves without open-heart surgery. Bloomberg News reports the U.S. market for the devices could reach $2.5 billion. (10/07/2013)
A single insurance claim could raise a Minnesota homeowner's annual premium by about one-fifth, or $200 on an average policy, according to a new study. (10/03/2013)
Deals for more than 124,000 acres in recent years violate the spirit of Colombian policies intended to encourage family farming, Oxfam said in a recent report. (09/27/2013)
Workers are demanding that their minimum monthly wage be raised to about $100, from the current $38. Target is monitoring the situation closely and has seen "minimal impact" on its supply chain so far. (09/23/2013)
General Mills reported better-than-expected sales for its fiscal first quarter while net income fell. (09/18/2013)
The cable company agreed to provide the low-cost Internet service as part of a deal to get regulators to approve its acquisition of NBC. (09/15/2013)