Michelle Hirsch

Michelle Hirsch

Michelle Hirsch writes about economics, tax policy and personal finance out of The Fiscal Times’ Washington, D.C. Bureau, where she is also a producer on the site. Previously, her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and on ABCNews.com. Prior to joining The Fiscal Times in 2009, Ms. Hirsch worked at Congressional Quarterly and The Boston Globe. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
When not writing or producing the news you can find her bargain-shopping, in search of chocolate, or practicing yoga.

Recent Stories By Michelle Hirsch:

  • Home Prices Up in April for Second Year June 6, 2012

    Nationwide home prices posted their second year-over-year increase since 2010 in April, according to one influential index – indicating that the housing market gained steam during the spring home...

  • Housing Mismatch: Boomers Sell, Millennials RentJune 4, 2012

    Christopher Habig, 25, and Anne Weingarten, 58, don’t know each other, but they represent two sides of a perplexing new problem that could roil the housing market in years to come. Back in the fall...

  • New Survey: Taxmageddon Paralyzes Business PlansMay 30, 2012

    When it comes to taxes and economic growth, the most visible battle cry among businesses is to slash tax rates.  Multiple business advocacy organizations and a string of Republican lawmakers say...

  • Consumers, Not Just Investors, Are House HuntingMay 23, 2012

    Cash buyers and investors have helped keep the housing market afloat in recent years, swooping in to seize on low prices and interest rates to buy distressed properties. Investors bought 1.23 million...

  • Booker Was Right: Unions Bet Big on Private EquityMay 21, 2012

    Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker has historically been a vocal Obama administration supporter. But he riled his own party and pleased Republicans Sunday when he condemned a new Obama campaign...

  • U.S. Educated Immigrants Return to their HomelandsMay 14, 2012

    Demographers were stunned last month when new data revealed a trend reversal: immigrants are no longer flocking to the U.S., and some have made a U-turn and returned home. Data from the Internal...

  • Mother's Day 2012: Spending Exceeds $18 BillionMay 11, 2012

    Flowers or candy? A luxe spa visit or an American Express gift card?  For millions of Americans, the clock is ticking on what to get Mom for Mother's Day. One thing is clear: In today’s economy,...

  • Managers Sue for Overtime Citing Unfair PracticesMay 9, 2012

    Nearly 9 million Americans lost their jobs because of the recession, prompting companies to find ways to pick up the slack. Some of those efforts are clearly paying off for larger companies.  S&P...

  • Highway Funding Hits Deep Potholes as Gas Usage TanksMay 3, 2012

    With Congress facing a June 30 deadline on reauthorization of the highway trust fund, the Congressional Budget Office weighed in Tuesday with a report showing that repairing the nation’s aging roads...

  • New Assault on CBO’s Numbers and TransparencyMay 2, 2012

    The Congressional Budget Office has long been a target of disgruntled lawmakers and politicians whenever the congressional scorekeepers’ long term calculations and projections have undercut their...

  • Why Reagan's Tax Reform Road Map Won't Work Now May 2, 2012

    As politicians and business leaders sound the battle cry to make over the loophole-ridden U.S. tax code, they often point wistfully to the Reagan as the perfect road map. The Tax Reform Act of 1986...

  • Four Years Later, Housing Finally Turns a CornerMay 1, 2012

    The crisis-ridden housing market has “turned a corner,” Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan said today.  Declining foreclosures, increasing home sales and a year-over-year boost in the Federal Housing...

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