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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.
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Treasury Welcomes Stakeholder Engagement on Financial Access for Money Services Businesses

By: Hagar Chemali
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Next month, Treasury will host a roundtable to discuss issues surrounding financial access for money services business (MSBs) and to hear related feedback from industry.
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Year In Review: The Office of Financial Research

By: Barbara Shycoff
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Office of Financial Research (OFR) capped a year of progress in promoting financial stability a few weeks ago by releasing its 2014 Annual Report to Congress, a publication that highlights our important work.
Posted in: Category 1

Treasury Finalizes Patient Protection Regulations for Tax-Exempt Hospitals

By: Emily McMahon
Monday, December 29, 2014

​Charitable hospitals represent more than half of the nation’s hospitals and play a key role in improving the health of the communities they serve. But reports that some charitable hospitals have used aggressive debt collection practices, including allowing debt collectors to pursue collections in emergency rooms, have highlighted the need for clear rules to protect patients.
Posted in: Category 1

Year in Review: U.S. Progress with G-20 Partners on Key Global Economic Priorities

By: Holly Shulman
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

​​The G-20, a forum comprised of the world's largest economies, has made important progress in 2014 on key issues that affect both the U.S. and global economy. The G-20’s work this year culminated in the Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, Australia, which convened heads of state from around the world to coordinate on policies designed to help promote global economic stability and sustainable growth.
Posted in: Category 1

Giving Back to Communities

By: Annie Donovan
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The holiday season is an important time to give back to our communities and lend a helping hand to those who are striving to get through tough times. Yesterday, my fellow Treasury Department officials and I did just that. Secretary Lew, Deputy Assistant Secretary Jessica Milano, and I served breakfast at So Others Might Eat (SOME), a Washington, D.C. based organization helping individuals and families in need. Volunteering at SOME allowed us to see first-hand how organizations like this touch people’s lives. It also provided us a glimpse of how the Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is supporting services where they are needed the most.
Posted in: CDFI Fund

Treasury’s Increasing Focus on Student Loans

By: Adam Hodge
Monday, December 22, 2014

​The Treasury Department is increasingly focused on student loans and improving outcomes for borrowers, given the role student loans have on the federal government’s finances and the strength of the American economy.  In three sets of remarks this year, Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin highlighted the recent growth in outstanding student loans, the potential impact this may have on the economy, and the need to continue driving improvements in the servicing and collections of these loans for the benefit of borrowers.
Posted in: Student Loans

A Review of Treasury’s Efforts to Combat Corruption on World Anti-Corruption Day

By: David S. Cohen
Tuesday, December 09, 2014

​​December 9th marks World Anti-Corruption Day, a day that draws attention to the ongoing threat of corruption and to the many ways we are working to combat it.
Posted in: Category 1

A Closer Look at Under Secretary Sheets’s First Speech at Treasury, Focused on the Global Economy and Treasury’s International Agenda

By: Robert Sockin
Friday, December 05, 2014

​​This week, at an event hosted by the Brookings Institution, Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets delivered his first speech in his role at the Treasury Department. In his remarks, Under Secretary Sheets discussed challenges facing the global economy and outlined the Office of International Affairs’s core policy agenda to achieve strong, sustainable, and balanced economic growth in the coming years.
Posted in: International Affairs; Nathan Sheets

Tour the U.S. Treasury with Your Smart Phone

By: Richard Cote
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

​A trip down Pennsylvania Avenue is a must-do for the thousands visitors that come to nation’s capital on a daily basis. The avenue is home to some of the capital’s key landmarks, including the U.S. Treasury Department building. To make the Treasury Department building even more accessible to the public, particularly for visitors who don’t have time for a formal tour, today we are announcing the launch of a new mobile website that provides a virtual tour of the Treasury Department building via your smart phone and tablet. 
Posted in: History

Assistant Secretary Lago at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Forum on Promoting Growth and Development in Central Amer

By: Matthew Mohlenkamp
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Last week, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosted the forum, “Investing in Central America: Opening Up Opportunities for Growth,” which continued an ongoing dialogue about spurring growth and opportunity in Central America, and addressing the root causes of the increase in emigration of Central American children to the United States.  This conference followed President Obama’s meeting this summer with the leaders of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – countries that are together known as the “Northern Triangle.”  
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