Michael A. Fletcher
Reporter

Michael A. Fletcher is a national economics correspondent, writing about unemployment, state and municipal debt and the evolving job market. Previously, he was a White House correspondent, covering both the Obama and Bush administrations. He also has written about education and race relations. Fletcher is co-author of “Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas,” a critically acclaimed biography published by Doubleday in April 2007.  Fletcher was born and raised in New York City where he attended public schools. He is a graduate of Boston University.

 

 

 

Latest by Michael A. Fletcher

Report: Fund that protects millions of pensions needs help

Report: Fund that protects millions of pensions needs help

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. could collapse within eight years, a new government report says.

GM extends compensation fund deadline for victims

GM extends compensation fund deadline for victims

The defective ignition switches covered by the program were installed in 2.6 million vehicles.

Why you’re often better off saving for retirement than buying a home

Why you’re often better off saving for retirement than buying a home

Home prices crashed 43 percent between 2005 and 2012, yet polls find that the vast majority of Americans still consider home ownership to be the best way for people to build wealth. But is it?

Federal judge approves Detroit’s plan to leave bankruptcy

Federal judge approves Detroit’s plan to leave bankruptcy

The deal with creditors, along with state and other aid, allows the city to exit insolvency fairly quickly.