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Treasury's official blog, featuring blog posts from Treasury's senior officials and staff sharing news, announcements and information about the work done at the Treasury Department.

Introducing the Financial Empowerment Innovation Fund

By: Melissa Koide
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Treasury is pleased to announce the Financial Empowerment Innovation Fund, or Innovation Fund.  The Innovation Fund is designed to support the development and evaluation of new strategies to promote financial access and financial capability. ​​
Posted in: Consumer Policy

Cashing In With Treasury’s Green Initiatives

By: Adam Hodge
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

​The Department of the Treasury has continued to build on the Obama Administration’s efforts to protect the environment, promote energy efficiency and conserve our precious natural resources.  The 44th anniversary of Earth Day is a good time to look back at the progress made over the last year, and highlight some of the innovative steps Treasury continues to take. 
Posted in: Management

New Research Examines Financial Capability-Building Strategies for Low-Wage Workers

By: Louisa Quittman
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

​At Treasury, we are working on many fronts to both increase financial access and promote the financial capability of American households.​
Posted in: Consumer Policy

FIO Driving to Understand the Affordability of Auto Insurance

By: Beth Sammis
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

​In light of the importance of car insurance and ambiguities regarding its affordability, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) is working to monitor affordability of personal auto insurance. ​
Posted in: Federal Insurance Office

Get Your 2013 Federal Taxpayer Receipt

By: Ezra Mechaber
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

​President Obama is keeping his promise to make sure Americans like you can easily see what you're getting for your taxes.​
Posted in: Tax Policy

Treasury West Wing Construction and the Civil War

By: Richard Cote
Friday, April 11, 2014

​The architecture of the West Wing makes the Treasury building a national landmark and the leading classical revival structure in our nation’s capital as well as being an icon to the period of America’s Civil War. 
Posted in: Office of the Curator

By The Numbers: The Small Business Lending Fund Continues to Increase Access to Capital

By: Matt Bevens
Thursday, April 10, 2014

​This week, Treasury’s Small Business Lending Fund released its most recent Lending Growth Reportwhich found that the program continues to make it easier for small businesses to lend, grow and hire in communities across the country. ​
Posted in: Small Business Lending Fund

New Research Points to Promising Hands-on Financial Education Strategy

By: Louisa Quittman
Thursday, April 10, 2014

​Treasury commissioned the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) and the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (CFS) to conduct a first-of-its kind examination of the combination of classroom financial education and in-school savings account access, which could be a promising approach for driving measurable improvements in financial capability. 
Posted in: Consumer Policy

In Case You Missed It: Secretary Lew Previews IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings on CNBC

By: Holly Shulman
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

​Ahead of this week's Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, Secretary Jacob J. Lew sat down today for a television interview with CNBC’s Steve Liesman to preview his discussions this week, which will be focused on promoting global economic growth and development.
Posted in: Media Appearances

Why We Need Long-term Unemployment Insurance

By: Seth Carpenter
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

​Yesterday, in a bipartisan vote, the Senate passed a bill that would restore Emergency Unemployment Compensation, a supplemental, long-term unemployment insurance program that provides financial support to unemployed American workers whose standard unemployment insurance has run out as they search for employment. 
Posted in: Economic Policy
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