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Secretary Lew Advances Shared Economic Goals During Fourth Trip to Europe

By: Victoria Esser
Friday, January 10, 2014

The partnership between the United States and the European Union is essential to promoting financial stability, creating jobs, and driving economic growth here at home.  Secretary Lew’s trip this week represents Treasury’s continued efforts to further deepen our relationships with our European partners.
Posted in: International Affairs

The Small Business Lending Fund Continues to Support Access to Capital for American Small Businesses

By: Matt Bevens
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

In communities across America, these lending increases mean more small businesses and entrepreneurs can access the capital they need tobring new business ideas to life and fuel our economic recovery.​
Posted in: Small Business

Secretary Begins His Fourth Official Trip to Europe

By: Daleep Singh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia
Monday, January 06, 2014

Secretary Lew departed for his fourth official visit to Europe this afternoon, where he’ll meet with senior officials in France, Germany, and Portugal to discuss policies to boost global growth, promote financial stability, and advance our shared objective of establishing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). 
Posted in: International Affairs

Year In Review: Investing in Innovation and Manufacturing in the United States

By: Lance Williams
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

During his first year at the Treasury Department, Secretary Lew traveled across the country visiting companies that are investing in the United States.
Posted in: Secretary Lew

Charitable Hospitals: Roles and Responsibilities

By: Betsy Bourassa
Monday, December 30, 2013

​As we reach the end of the year, we want to remind charitable hospitals that they must also take important steps to protect patients – including protecting them from hidden and high prices, and unreasonable collection actions.  
Posted in: Tax Policy

The Wind Down of TARP is Almost Complete

By: Adam Hodge
Monday, December 30, 2013

​The U.S. Treasury Department made significant progress towards completing the wind down of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) in 2013.
Posted in: Financial Stability

Historic Photograph of Salmon P. Chase Donated to the Treasury

By: Richard Cote
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Recently, the Treasury Historical Association donated to the Department an 1862 photograph of Secretary Salmon P. Chase. The image is important to Treasury in that it was used twenty years later by the photographer, Henry Ulke, to paint, posthumously, Chase’s official portrait and it is the likeness that was used on the first one dollar bill printed in 1862 and the $10,000 bill.
Posted in: Curator

Year In Review: The Office of Financial Research

By: Barbara Shycoff
Monday, December 23, 2013

This past year, the Office of Financial Research (OFR or Office) has advanced substantive work to achieve its mission, building on its progress since being established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Posted in: Office of Financial Research

Year in Review: Treasury’s Efforts to Invest in Our Communities and Grow American Small Businesses

By: Matt Bevens
Friday, December 20, 2013

​At the Department of the Treasury, the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), and the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) work together to power local growth, create a more inclusive economy and drive America’s recovery.  As the year draws to a close, below are some highlights from our work in 2013.
Posted in: Small Business

Disrupting Drug Trafficking Networks – Progress in 2013

By: Michael Swanson
Thursday, December 19, 2013

​Treasury made significant progress this year in our efforts to target drug lords worldwide and disrupt their support​ networks.
Posted in: Office of Foreign Assets Control
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