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Making Home Affordable Joins Facebook

By: Maya Newman
Thursday, June 05, 2014

In an effort to reach struggling homeowners, Making Home Affordable is expanding its social media presence to help as many homeowners as possible learn about and enter the program before the December 31, 2015 deadline.​
Posted in: Making Home Affordable

Treasury Helping Small Businesses Claim the R&E Tax Credit on Amended Tax Returns

By: Mark J. Mazur, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

​Treasury and the IRS have issued temporary and proposed regulations that will make it easier for small businesses, among others, to amend tax returns to claim the R&E tax credit for investments in research and experimentation activities. 
Posted in: Tax Policy

Treasury’s Role in Advancing U.S. National Security

By: Hagar Chemali
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

​On Monday, Treasury and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) co-hosted a symposium entitled “TFI@10: The Evolution of Treasury’s National Security Role,” on the role of financial tools in advancing U.S. national security. ​
Posted in: Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

New Report Shows U.S. Most Attractive Destination In the World for Investment

By: Robert Sockin
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

​As the global recovery strengthens, the attractiveness of the United States as a destination for investment is becoming more robust.
Posted in: International Affairs

Sanctions 101, Part II of II: Enforcement and Effects

By: Adam Szubin, Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control
Monday, June 02, 2014

​In Part II of our two-day “Sanctions 101” series, below we have answered some common questions on the enforcement and effects of the Treasury Department’s sanctions program. ​
Posted in: Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Sanctions 101, Part I of II: A Powerful Financial Tool

By: Adam Szubin, Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control
Friday, May 30, 2014

​The sanctions surge in recent years has provoked increasing interest from the public and this two-part “Sanctions 101” aims to answer some questions about this powerful tool. 
Posted in: Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

‘Goose’ visits The United States Mint in Denver to strike baseball coin

By: Adam Stump
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

​Colorado native and National Baseball Hall of Famer Richard “Goose” Gossage visited the United States Mint in Denver earlier this month to strike a 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin.​
Posted in: United States Mint

Expanding Economic Opportunity in Rwanda

By: Anthony Coley
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

​At Treasury, we are committed to strengthening and expanding economic growth and opportunity in Africa. The AfDB, with support from the United States, is providing new prospects that have a lasting impact on women like Virginie and their communities across the continent. 
Posted in: International Affairs

Treasury Highlights Importance of Financial Education, Saving for the Future

By: Dan Cruz
Friday, May 23, 2014

Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consumer Policy Melissa Koide participated in two events in Washington, D.C. this week that focused on the importance of financial education and saving for the future.

Posted in: Consumer Policy

Deputy Secretary Visit Highlights Efforts to Promote Food and Economic Security

By: Andrew Baukol
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

​In a visit that highlighted the important work of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin today toured the Rugobagoba Milk Collection Center near Kigali, Rwanda.  The development of milk collection centers is part of an initiative launched by the Government of Rwanda, and supported by the AfDB, to help to advance rural development, agricultural productivity, and poverty alleviation. 

Posted in: International Affairs
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