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

Health reform law drove merger of Hazelden, Betty Ford Center

After joining with Betty Ford, the new institution hopes to serve millions of newly insured patients.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 08:54 PM

Financial, retail industries keep cybersecurity mistakes secret

The private sector polices itself for poor performance or neglect, leaving customers in the dark about how their credit data was stolen.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 04:10 PM

Group says tax on medical device makers has cost jobs

Association says survey points to 14,000 job cuts and 19,000 delayed hirings, but others say 38-firm sample is too small.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 10:33 AM

Half in state disapprove of Obama's performance for first time since election

President Obama’s job approval rating has turned negative for the first time since 2009, according to the Star Tribune Minnesota...

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 10:07 PM

House votes 221-201 to increase nation’s debt limit

Minnesota delegation split along party lines. Democrats voted yes, Republicans no to raising the debt ceiling with no strings attached.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 09:34 PM

Feb. 11: Corporate hackers target the supply chain

Tar­get, oth­er firms need strong­er protections to pre­vent data thefts.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 03:47 PM

Free trader Bill Frenzel confronts Americans' fear of open markets

Former U.S. representative who helped pass NAFTA calls it “the gold standard of trade treaties.”

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 04:47 PM

Judge pushes Medtronic Infuse case closer to trial in Hennepin County

Judge says Medtronic can be sued on charges that it manipulated research and misled doctors about dangers of off-label uses.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 06:22 AM

Target subcontractor may have provided access to system

The chairman of the House subcommittee investigating theft said he suspects “a process failure.” A blog report identified a vendor.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 10:01 AM

Feb. 4: Target gives new details on data theft

Senators at a hearing in Washington press Target, Neiman Marcus execs on speed they notified customers.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 10:39 PM

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