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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

Treasury Takes a Trip to the Volunteer State

By: Maya Newman
Thursday, April 03, 2014

​Treasury yesterday traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to visit the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA), the administrator of Keep My Tennessee Home, Tennessee’s Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program. ​
Posted in: Making Home Affordable

Treasurer Rios Launches 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program

By: Adam Stump
Friday, March 28, 2014

​Treasurer Rosie Rios was joined by members of Congress and historic figures from baseball to launch the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Program yesterday on Capitol Hill.
Posted in: U.S. Mint
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