Jim Spencer

Washington Correspondent
Phone: 202-383-6123
Jim Spencer works in the Star Tribune’s Washington, D.C., bureau. He covers the intersection of Minnesota businesses and industry with national politics, legislation and regulation. Spencer has more than three decades’ experience as a news reporter, columnist, feature writer and sports writer.

Recent content from Jim Spencer

Injured Infuse users struggle to get their day in court against Medtronic

Constitutional concept, device law and Supreme Court rulings stymie suits.

Updated: July 08, 2013, - 02:20 PM

Pentagon lifts emergency measures on UnitedHealth military contract

Processing delays by the Minnetonka-based health insurer had led to complaints and government intervention.

Updated: July 02, 2013, - 08:16 PM

Feds’ suit vs. Corzine pleases Minnesota agriculture interests

Businesses got most of their missing money back but still want to see punishment.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 08:18 PM

U.S. House votes down farm bill

The 234-195 defeat of the bill leaves the country scrambling for a program to govern hundreds of nutrition and agriculture programs.

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 09:41 PM

Pentagon wants more progress from UNH

The Defense Department has extended for a second time an emergency measure to address problems UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans has had in administering a contract that provides medical services to military members, retirees and their families.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 09:07 PM

Patent trolls collect "nuisance fees" and political enemies

Firms insist they perform a valuable function in buying up intellectual property.

Updated: June 15, 2013, - 09:32 PM

UNH revamps leadership over troubled military benefits contract

Division providing health care to military in 21 states was beset by delays in care and referrals.

Updated: June 12, 2013, - 06:29 AM

Subsidies out, crop insurance up in Senate farm bill

Despite passing the Senate, five-year farm legislation is in limbo as House has yet to act.

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 08:53 PM

Cargill Inc. tries to improve conditions at West Africa's cocoa farms

Cargill is working to improve conditions on cocoa farms of West Africa, but abuses persist.

Updated: June 10, 2013, - 05:40 AM

Cargill chief offers four-pronged plan to feed the world

Greg Page prescribed open markets and investments in the face of global population growth.

Updated: June 06, 2013, - 06:22 AM

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