Michael B. Sauter

Michael Sauter is managing editor at 24/7 Wall St., where he has helped develop the site’s reputation as a respected source of data journalism and longform analysis for the better part of a decade.

Since he joined the site in 2010, which at the time focused on daily stock trading news, he has worked to build from the ground up 24/7 Wall St.’s data journalism product. The product of that effort, the site’s special reports section, delivers high-quality, informative, and accessible content on important socioeconomic issues, health, the environment and almost anything that can be quantified that has relevance to the state of the world today. In the near-decade he has spent as a writer, editor and manager, he has watched the site grow from a three-employee operation in a New York City apartment to an established news organization read by tens of millions each month.

Michael’s work has been covered in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Forbes, and many others.

Lastest Stories by Michael B. Sauter

The strength of the American middle class is a common point of focus among politicians and analysts, as it was during this most recent presidential election. For many, this group is important for...
President Donald Trump is set to leave office in a week’s time and leave behind a complicated and controversial legacy. What is not disputed, however, is that the stock market rallied during his...
An aide to President-elect Joe Biden informed the media on Jan. 8 that the incoming administration plans to ask Congress to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt per borrower and also extend the...
In March 2019, Jimmy Carter became the longest-living former president in U.S. history. Carter, who is now 96, passed President George H.W. Bush, who, at the time of his death, was the longest living...
Though property taxes are generally set by local authorities such as cities, counties, and school boards, states often establish parameters in order to keep tax rates somewhat uniform. Each state,...
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the length of the workweek in the United States, with many workers forced to move to part time or otherwise change hours as a result of largely remote...
There are many important matters to consider when buying a new car, and something that often gets overlooked is a car’s reliability — or how long it will last before repairs are needed....
Rome was not built in a day — and neither are multi-billion dollar corporations. The Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. public companies by revenue is dominated by decades-old and even...
On Dec. 30, the United Kingdom became the first country to approve for use a vaccine developed jointly by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. This approval in the U.K. comes as the country...
On Christmas Day, 125,903 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the United States, the lowest single-day total in a month. Now, as 2020 comes to a close, there are signs that the disastrous surge in...
The opioid epidemic is an ever-growing struggle, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even worse. Many Americans are anxious, stressed, isolated, and worried about their job and money — all...
Over 720,000 cars were stolen in the United States in 2019, or 220 motor vehicle thefts for every 100,000 Americans. Those thefts disproportionately occurred in the nation’s urban areas. In some...
One of the reasons that many Americans get up and go to work every day is to put some money away for retirement. While Social Security payments can be a helpful financial foundation in retirement, it...
Millions of jobs have been lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the early months. While some jobs have since been regained, more than 10 million people in the American labor force are...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration appears likely to approve the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this week after finding it to be safe and effective. It would be the second vaccine to receive FDA...