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In Case You Missed It: Secretary Lew’s Remarks at the World Affairs Council of Seattle on Building a Stronger Global Economy

By: Holly Shulman
Thursday, November 13, 2014

​Ahead of the G-20 Leaders’ Summit, Secretary Lew delivered remarks before the World Affairs Council of Seattle, focusing on the state of the global economy and efforts to create conditions for improving growth and prosperity worldwide.
Posted in: Category 1

BEP and U.S. Mint Tap into Veteran Workforce with Hiring Initiative

By: Rosie Rios
Monday, November 10, 2014

​At the U.S. Treasury Department, we understand the importance of hiring men and women who serve our country, and we are committed to ensuring that our heroes have opportunities when they return home. Veterans have proven skills and experience from their service that makes them valuable additions to the federal workforce. Veterans’ daily contributions have been especially valuable at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), where veterans make up nearly 30 percent of the workforce, and the United States Mint, where veterans make up more than 35 percent of the workforce. 

Posted in: BEP, Mint

Secretary Lew’s Trip to Africa to Advance Economic Opportunities

By: Victoria Esser
Monday, November 03, 2014

​This week, Secretary Lew concluded a trip to Africa, visiting Egypt, Tanzania, and South Africa for meetings with senior government officials, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and others in the region.
Posted in: Trip to Africa

Addressing Obstacles in the Workforce Facing Women and Families

By: Jennifer Hunt
Friday, October 31, 2014

​Women play a critical role in our economy — they receive more than half of all bachelor’s and graduate degrees, they make up nearly half of our workforce, and they are increasingly taking on the role of breadwinner for their families.

Posted in: Economic Policy

Secretary Lew Visits Important Investment Sites in Tanzania, Highlights Power Africa and Trade Africa Initiatives

By: Stephanie Ma
Thursday, October 30, 2014

​During his visit on Tuesday to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Secretary Lew toured the Port of Dar es Salaam and the Power Substation to highlight the importance of investment in infrastructure for economic growth.

Posted in: International Affairs

Treasury’s Office of Technical Assistance Supports Paraguay in Strengthening Its Revenue Management and Delivering Essential Public Services

By: Larry McDonald
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Treasury’s Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) has a Revenue Policy and Administration Program that assists ministries of finance in achieving more efficient, responsible collection of revenues.  Recently, OTA partnered with Paraguay to help the country more effectively manage its revenues, which would enable Paraguay to better provide critical services to its citizens.
Posted in: Category 1

Assistant Secretary Lago Visits Health Centers in the Democratic Republic of Congo

By: Greg Larson
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

​​Improving healthcare delivery is a top priority for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Last week, Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development Marisa Lago visited two health projects that are successfully meeting this challenge. Supported by the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), these projects are using an innovative approach that links the release of funds to the achievement of health-related targets, rather than making payments up front.
Posted in: International Affairs

Attacking ISIL's Financial Foundations

By: Hagar Chemali
Friday, October 24, 2014

​Speaking yesterday before the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and later at the White House Press Briefing, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen outlined Treasury’s role within the comprehensive U.S. and international effort to disrupt, degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL. He discussed Treasury’s continuing work, under President Obama’s leadership and together with partners around the world, to deploy innovative tools to undermine ISIL’s financial strength.  

Posted in: Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Readout of This Week's Financial Action Task Force Plenary

By: Jennifer Fowler
Friday, October 24, 2014

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the international standard-setting body for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT), issued statements on two key issues countries are grappling with in their efforts to combat illicit finance.
Posted in: Terrorism & Financial Intelligence

Millennials Benefit from a Stronger Economy

By: Karen Dynan
Friday, October 10, 2014

Last week we learned that the economy gained 248,000 jobs in September, mainly reflecting an increase in private employment of 236,000. This strong report pushed the unemployment rate down to 5.9 percent - its lowest point since July 2008 - and kept us on pace for the strongest year of private-sector job growth since the late 1990s, with year-to-date gains of nearly 2 million. All told, the private sector has added 10.3 million jobs over 55 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record.
Posted in: Economic Policy
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