Martin Moylan Feature Archive

State Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans said Friday he is unsurprised by business community resistance to Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to expand the state sales tax to services and cut the tax rate. (02/15/2013)
Insurance industry and law enforcement officials told a Minnesota Senate committee Monday that insurance fraud is a growing problem in the state. (02/11/2013)
Auto insurance companies say there has been a surge in false and exaggerated personal injury claims in the state in recent years. The trend is on the agenda of a hearing Monday at the state Capitol. (02/11/2013)
Comcast cable customers with both older TV sets and basic television service will need new equipment to continue to receive basic channels. (02/08/2013)
Minneapolis-based Target says sales at stores open at least one year rose 3.1 percent in January, as shoppers bought holiday clearance merchandise. (02/07/2013)
A Delta Air Lines executive told Minnesota lawmakers Wednesday the company remains in compliance with promised employment and service levels in Minnesota. (02/06/2013)
Merchants in Minnesota and most other states can now charge up to 4 percent extra when customers pay with a credit card, but many seem reluctant to do so. (02/06/2013)
A survey by the University of Minnesota Tourism Center offers some good news for the state's leisure and hospitality industry. (02/05/2013)
Big medical device companies disclosed plans to cut about 800 jobs in Minnesota last year. (02/05/2013)
The med-tech industry complains a new tax, part of the federal health care overhaul, creates an unfair and unwise burden that'll impede innovation and kill jobs. (02/01/2013)
Electronics retailer Best Buy announced Thursday that it will close 15 stores in Canada. (01/31/2013)
A broader sales tax that will bring in about $1 billion in additional revenue a year is a cornerstone of Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed state budget. The governor is also considering hundreds of millions of dollars in sales taxes that go uncollected because the transactions take place online. (01/28/2013)
Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines plans to move its headquarters to the Twin Cities by May. The airline, which provides regional air services for Delta Air Lines, has about 500 employees at its Tennessee headquarters. (01/24/2013)
Demand for office and health care products helped lift 3M's fourth-quarter profit, despite a slowdown in other parts of the company's business. (01/24/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing Minnesotans pay a lower overall sales tax rate but wants to apply the tax to more goods and services, including clothing items over $100. (01/22/2013)