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

CEOs press Congress for retreat from fiscal cliff

The message is that "they're fed up with inaction" by elected officials to solve the problem.

Updated: November 13, 2012, - 08:35 PM

With 50 days to play out, taxpayers caught in fiscal cliffhanger

Minnesota's congressional delegation reflects the deep party differences on forging a plan to avoid a year-end spike in tax rates.

Updated: November 11, 2012, - 06:54 AM

Individuals, not business, will pay to shrink the debt

Amid clashing ideas for fixing the federal budget, one idea has been mostly off-limits: higher corporate taxes.

Updated: November 03, 2012, - 04:32 PM

Employers get control by turning to lockouts

Workers in contract disputes are more often told to stay home.

Updated: October 28, 2012, - 10:32 PM

Defaulting on student loans is trending on Minnesota campuses

State officials worry that roughly one in seven students who borrowed federally backed money to attend public two-year colleges are behind on loan payments.

Updated: October 22, 2012, - 12:22 PM

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

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