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

Medicare Advantage plans dodge U.S. cuts

The health insurance industry spent heavily to fight cuts in the private alternative to Medicare.

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 09:46 PM

Insurance industry spends millions fighting cuts to Medicare Advantage

The issue weighs heavily in Minnesota. Half of the state’s Medicare-eligible residents are covered by private insurance, the highest rate in the country.

Updated: April 06, 2014, - 09:35 PM

Supreme Court rules for NWA in frequent flier dispute

A Minnesota man was removed from the WorldPerks program for excessive complaints.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 09:19 PM

Free trade fight yields strange alliances

In Minnesota and across America, the divisions over deals that open up markets aren’t along partisan lines.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 09:38 PM

Target missed multiple data breach warnings, Senate report says

As Target prepared for its third Capitol Hill appearance to discuss a massive hacking of its computer system, a Senate committee released a report that charged the company with missing multiple opportunities to stop one of the nation’s worst consumer data breaches.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 08:44 AM

Target CFO heads back to Capitol Hill with new information about data breach

He’ll testify Wednesday at a Senate hearing after last year’s huge data breach.

Updated: March 26, 2014, - 05:44 AM

House-Senate impasse on aid to jobless has workers in limbo

As politicians spar over how to pay for extended benefits, millions can only wait and hope.

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 10:30 PM

Retailers lose round in fight over card fees

An appeals court upheld Fed transaction fee limits but called law confusing.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 08:11 PM

Cargill official named a Young Global Leader

Devry Boughner Vorwerk was recognized for her work on free trade.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 05:57 AM

Obama praises U women’s hockey

President cites Gophers women for their Olympic contributions as well as a second consecutive NCAA championship.

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 09:52 PM

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