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

Crystal Sugar pays off $46.6 million government loan with sugar

Crystal Sugar used its own product to pay off $46.6 million on a federal loan debt, probably costing taxpayers tens...

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 08:50 PM

Slumping sugar prices cost U.S. taxpayers $53.3 million

A price support system required the purchase of more than 272 million pounds of sugar.

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 06:52 AM

Little companies court big ones at med tech conference

A Roseville device maker will be looking for partners and money at a med tech industry conference with the giants...

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Boomers' embrace of devices gives rise to new med-tech age

Rapid growth of medical devices in middle-age patients renews lives, remakes industry and raises worries over long-term use.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 09:31 AM

Minnesota native keeps tabs on money in politics

Minnesota native Sheila Krumholz’s organization aims to make it easy to track the influence of money on government.

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 04:34 PM

Farmers' high hopes for farm bill give way to low expectations

Minnesota farmers visited Capitol Hill to lobby but left feeling pessimistic about the prospects in a divided Congress.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 10:05 PM

New Jersey judge says Vikings owners must disclose wealth

Superior Court Judge Deanne Wilson has ruled that Zygi and Mark Wilf must disclose information about their personal wealth, but she won't unseal the documents until the Wilfs have a chance to appeal.

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 08:15 PM

Rulemaking delays, dilutes Wall Street reforms

Fear of lawsuits, lobbyists’ questions add years to implementation. Many deadlines have been blown.

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 09:07 PM

Federal Reserve fights ruling on debit card fees

Fed general counsel Scott Alvarez told U.S. District Judge Richard Leon that the board would not put in place an interim rule to lower fees and stop what Leon believes are illegal charges by banks and credit card companies while the appeal is ongoing.

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 09:06 PM

July 17: Lower health care costs elude hospitals

“Pioneer’’ health systems in a federal pilot program made progress in improving medical care, but most were unable to cut costs.

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 04:50 PM

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