Michael A. Fletcher

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Plan participants accused a company of offering higher-priced options when cheaper ones were available.

  • May 18, 2015

People with college degrees not only earn more but make better financial decisions.

  • May 8, 2015

Financial service firms join retirement security advocates to push for new products to expand workplace coverage

  • May 7, 2015

Sandtown-Winchester, where Freddie Gray was arrested, remains bleak despite a big push for change.

  • May 2, 2015

ESSAY | A combustible mix of poverty, crime and hopelessness juxtaposed against pockets of old-money affluence.

  • Apr 28, 2015

Don’t expect too much too soon, attendees at conference on business opportunities in Cuba are told.

  • Apr 1, 2015

Many investment managers argue that financial security is actually within reach for most Americans, if only they took some simple steps—and stuck with them.

  • Mar 23, 2015

New report says state governments should do more to close the growing gaps separating working families of different races.

  • Mar 16, 2015

Public policy group says the racial wealth gap will close only if lawmakers better understand what works best.

  • Mar 10, 2015

Tax breaks for foreign subsidiaries are crucial to the island, even though it is part of the U.S.

  • Mar 6, 2015
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Michael A. Fletcher is a national economics correspondent, writing about unemployment, state and municipal debt, the evolving job market and the auto industry. 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.
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