David J. Lynch

Washington, D.C.

Financial writer covering trade and globalization

Education: Yale University, MA in international relations, 1983; Wesleyan University, BA in government, 1981

David J. Lynch joined The Washington Post in November 2017 from the Financial Times, where he covered white-collar crime. He was previously the cybersecurity editor at Politico and a senior writer with Bloomberg News, focusing on the intersection of politics and economics. Earlier, he followed the global economy for USA Today, where he was the founding bureau chief in both London and Beijing. He covered the wars in Kosovo and Iraq, the latter as an embedded reporter with the U.S. Marines, and was the paper’s first recipient of a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University. He has reported from mor
Latest from David J. Lynch

If U.S. defaults on debts, this company has two months of payroll saved up

If Congress does not raise the government’s borrowing limit soon, markets for stocks, bonds and currencies could go haywire, making the government’s financial issues a problem for many companies and investors.

May 13, 2023

After Dimon’s First Republic purchase, tougher banking regulations loom

New banking regulations could increase the amount of capital that banks are required to hold by 20 percent, representing the “most consequential change to US banking regulation” since the passage of the Dodd-Frank legislation after the 2008 financial crisis.

May 10, 2023

More regional bank stocks slide, but deposits aren’t fleeing

PacWest Bancorp is the latest regional financial institution to come under pressure amid rising interest rates.

May 4, 2023

JPMorgan’s acquisition of First Republic revives too-big-to-fail talk

The FDIC said that all depositors of First Republic will become depositors of JPMorgan and will have full access to their deposits.

May 1, 2023

FDIC likely to seize First Republic Bank

Regulators are likely to seize First Republic Bank, after potential buyers shied from acquiring the bank, fearing tens of billions of dollars in losses from the securities and loans on its balance sheet.

April 29, 2023

Biden seeks expanded domestic production and more-robust supply chains

National security adviser Jake Sullivan insisted Thursday that the administration does not seek to decouple from China, only to reduce an excessive dependence upon Chinese suppliers for critical goods and minerals.

April 27, 2023

Shares of First Republic sink, as banking industry woes flare anew

On Wednesday, government officials, regulators and industry executives were scrambling to craft a solution to the bank’s escalating woes.

April 26, 2023

Dominion settlement tab may be just the start of Fox’s financial woes

The $787.5 million settlement effectively erases more than half of the profits the company earned last year.

April 21, 2023

U.S. to focus on national security, not trade, in relations with China

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen detailed the Biden administration’s approach in a speech Thursday.

April 20, 2023

Economy stumbled after banking crisis, stirring renewed recession fears

If those trends continue, the recession that many analysts have predicted for much of the past year will finally arrive in the coming months.

April 16, 2023