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

Klobuchar praises end of Canadian Pacific-CSX merger talks

Minnesota’s senior U.S. senator had criticized potential deal in light of rail-shipment delays.

Updated: October 20, 2014, - 09:45 PM

Cybersecurity changes, beefed-up identity theft protection coming

Federal agencies will adopt “chip and PIN” cards, providing a boost for anti-hacking technology.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 07:22 PM

Klobuchar urges inquiry of proposed rail merger

Reported talks between Canadian Pacific, CSX led to a quick reply from Klobuchar, who says shipping delays are costing millions.

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 11:07 PM

Class-action suit over Infuse could put Medtronic-Covidien deal at risk

The class-action lawsuit over Infuse bone implant advances, may hurt $43B Covidien deal.

Updated: October 12, 2014, - 06:32 AM

Medtronic shareholder sues over plan to pay execs' taxes

The company plans to cover taxes executives will incur from its takeover of Covidien. But a plaintiff calls the decision by senior managers and the Medtronic board self-serving.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 10:49 AM

Dairy Queen says 395 stores hit by August cyberattacks

Edina-based company says 18 stores in Minnesota were affected in the cyberattack.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 09:22 AM

Thousands fewer companies than expected pay medical device tax

Opponents of the tax, including big med-tech companies, are continuing efforts to kill it.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 09:11 PM

Export-Import Bank lives to lend on borrowed time

The government-run bank got a nine-month reprieve after a fierce attack from Tea Party Republicans.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 11:23 PM

Pawlenty-led group's campaign ends in controversy

Big banks reportedly asked the former Minnesota governor’s lobbying group to back off.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 11:36 PM

Minnesota farmers beg officials to fix rail problems

Price of shipping cars explodes as deliveries remain uncertain.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 09:04 PM

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