Renae Merle
Reporter

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.

Latest by Renae Merle

The women of Nazi Germany

The women of Nazi Germany

In Hitler’s Germany thousands of women were transformed into mass murderers

Home prices rise again in September

Home prices rise again in September

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

U.S. economy slows in second quarter

U.S. economy slows in second quarter

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

Companies make contingency plans

Companies make contingency plans

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