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

Vets promote wind power in capital

As the wind production tax credit is set to expire, skeptics argue that it can't compete with fossil fuels, even with government help.

Updated: October 19, 2012, - 11:32 PM

Cargill goes green at sea

Cargill has started rating ocean-going ships for fuel efficiency, and it has pledged to avoid vessels that get the lowest scores.

Updated: October 14, 2012, - 07:23 PM

Tighter rules on cellphone tracking urged

Government report said customers don't know how location data is being used and shared by companies.

Updated: October 10, 2012, - 10:45 PM

Minnesota business cash fuels Congress races

The state's corporate heavyweights are directing millions to hundreds of candidates nationwide.

Updated: October 06, 2012, - 07:19 PM

Kaler shares university's business savvy at D.C. forum

President tells federal officials of U's entrepreneurial successes.

Updated: October 02, 2012, - 08:36 AM

Tim Pawlenty trades in politics to lobby for financial industry

The former Minnesota governor is quitting his position as national co-chair for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and stepping into a high-paying job -- his predecessor was paid $1.8 million a year -- leading the Financial Services Roundtable.

Updated: September 21, 2012, - 06:44 AM

WNBA champion Lynx take it to the White House

The president ticked off superlatives for the first major league Minnesota team in 20 years to win a championship.

Updated: September 19, 2012, - 06:38 AM

Private firms pay off for Minnesota pension fund

The state's return on those investments ranked third in U.S.

Updated: September 17, 2012, - 08:28 PM

Farmers rally for action on stalled farm bill

Their message: The law, dogged by election-year politics, affects the whole economy.

Updated: September 12, 2012, - 09:28 PM

Delta seeks oil connection

The airline is looking at a plan to draw on North Dakota crude - at a possible savings.

Updated: September 06, 2012, - 09:10 PM

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