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

Budget deadlock spells trouble for med-tech firms

The head of the trade group for the nation’s medical device makers says the political climate in Congress complicates efforts...

Updated: March 02, 2013, - 03:35 PM

Research questions return on corporate political cash

Two U professors are among those who have found that corporate contributions can hurt shareholders.

Updated: February 16, 2013, - 08:04 PM

Franken urges new rules for ratings agencies

He would have an independent committee select agencies for review of financial products.

Updated: February 14, 2013, - 11:17 PM

Klobuchar in midst of contentious visa debate

Her bill would add employment visas even as Americans need jobs.

Updated: February 10, 2013, - 09:03 PM

Pawlenty tells execs of political dysfunction

The ex-Minnesota governor, who now heads a financial industry group, says the inability to compromise has led to governing by crisis.

Updated: February 06, 2013, - 08:59 PM

Health law hasn't driven shift toward part-timers

Data suggest employers, so far, aren't avoiding full-time hires to dodge insurance requirements.

Updated: February 04, 2013, - 02:52 PM

Klobuchar named to export panel

The Export Council advices the president on matters connected to international trade.

Updated: February 01, 2013, - 05:56 PM

First device tax payment: $97 million

The major trade association for America's medical technology companies, AdvaMed, reported Tuesday that the country's first payment of a new medical device tax came to $97 million across the country.

Updated: January 29, 2013, - 01:49 PM

Bill raises visa total for foreign workers

Brain drain cited of people trained in U.S., then forced to leave.

Updated: January 28, 2013, - 09:14 PM

Targeting corporate political donations

Proposed ballot measures at 3M and Target call for a study of the feasibility of restricting political donations.

Updated: January 23, 2013, - 08:33 AM

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