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

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

Cargill sues Syngenta Seed over China shipments

The company said it lost $90 million after corn grown from genetically modified Syngenta seed was refused by China.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 05:48 AM

Treasury decision could scuttle Medtronic-Covidien deal

In speech, Treasury Secretary Lew calls for strong action against pending deals like Medtronic’s.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 10:48 AM

Time running out for doctors to dispute device and drug makers' disclosures to feds

Sept. 10 is the deadline for doctors to dispute info.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Dayton wants more answers from railroads on ag shipping problems

The governor, saying Minnesota grain farmers are losing millions to delayed shipments, is pushing federal officials to make rail carriers more accountable.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 11:22 PM

Pawlenty-led financial lobby opposes posting details of consumer complaints

A trade group led by Minnesota's former governor says the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau's plans to post them would be...

Updated: August 25, 2014, - 08:49 AM

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