Renae Merle

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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The housing market remains far from its peak, but it is gaining strength.

  • Nov 27, 2012

U.S. economic growth slowed sharply during the second quarter as consumers cut back on spending and the economic recovery failed to gain traction.

  • Jul 29, 2011

Some increase their cash reserves to prepare for the uncertainty that would follow a government default.

  • Jul 28, 2011

A potential breakthrough in the debt-ceiling impasse and upbeat corporate earnings reports gave stocks their best one-day performance so far this year.

  • Jul 19, 2011

Despite Obama’s admission that past efforts haven’t solved the crisis, the White House has no plans for another large-scale program to tackle the troubled housing market.

  • Jul 18, 2011

The ratings agency Standard & Poor’s warned Thursday that there is a 50 percent chance it will downgrade the U.S. government’s credit rating within three months.

  • Jul 14, 2011

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the launch of a $1 billion program to save delinquent homeowners in more than two dozen states from foreclosure.

  • Jun 20, 2011

The $9B deal accelerates McLean firm’s transformation from credit card lender to consumer bank.

  • Jun 16, 2011

Stocks tumbled Wednesday, weighed down by Greece’s struggle to approve new austerity measures and and weak economic news in the United States.

  • Jun 15, 2011

Dozens of cases across the country highlight a protracted legal wrestling match that could define the mortgage market for years to come.

  • Jun 14, 2011
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About
Renae Merle joined The Washington Post’s business desk in September 2001. She has covered local defense contractors, consumer affairs and the collapse of the housing market in 2008. Merle has also worked for The Wall Street Journal and The Associated Press. She completed her undergraduate education at The University of Texas at Austin and has a masters’ of journalism from Columbia University, where she was also a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism. She will complete her MBA at Columbia University in May 2012.R
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