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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.

New Steps to Make It Easier to Discover and Use Treasury Data

By: Rajeev Mishra and Sophie Raseman
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

​Treasury has unveiled a new Public Data Listing at, and a developer-friendly version at The listings contain a diverse group of data sets from across Treasury and its bureaus, and the following are a few ways to explore it​
Posted in: Consumer Policy

Fact Sheet: Closing the Dividend Tax Loophole for Non-U.S. Investors

By: Matt Bevens
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

​A Treasury fact sheet on new proposed regulations released today. When finalized, the proposed regulations will close a wasteful tax loophole currently providing non-U.S. investors, like offshore hedge funds, with a way to avoid taxes on dividends paid by U.S. equities.
Posted in: Tax Policy

Secretary Lew and Under Secretary Miller Buy Local on Small Business Saturday

By: Matt Bevens
Monday, December 02, 2013

In an effort to show support for the small businesses, which are at the heart of the American economy, Secretary Lew and Under Secretary Miller both celebrated Small Business Saturday by shopping at small businesses this weekend. Small Business Saturday was first celebrated in 2010 and helps give small businesses a boost as millions of Americans ramp up their holiday shopping.
Posted in: Small Business

Dodd-Frank in Action: New Rules to Protect Consumers and Bring Market Transparency

By: Suzanne Elio
Friday, November 22, 2013

The regulatory agencies charged with implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) announced several new actions this week to protect consumers, make markets more transparent, and provide community banks with the tools they need to operate in the sounder, safer financial system we have today.​
Posted in: Wall Street Reform

Treasury and Mint Join Congress to Honor Native American Code Talkers

By: Dick Peterson, Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint
Thursday, November 21, 2013

In one of the proudest days in the history of the United States Mint, Congressional Gold Medals were presented yesterday to 25 Native American tribes in recognition of the dedication and valor of the Code Talkers and their service to the United States Armed Forces during World War I and World War II. ​
Posted in: U.S. Mint

Taxpayers Are One Step Closer to Exiting Ally

By: Timothy Bowler
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ally Financial today returned $5.9 billion to taxpayers. With this latest payment, taxpayers will have recovered $12.3 billion, or more than 70 percent of the total investment provided.
Posted in: Financial Stability

Making Home Affordable Heads to the Sunshine State to Help Struggling Homeowners

By: Maya Newman
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

​Treasury is heading to Florida this Friday to host a free Help for Homeowners Event at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, FL.
Posted in: Making Home Affordable

Treasury Honors Its Veterans

By: Anthony Reyes
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

During a celebration today at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, four veterans currently working at Treasury shared their stories of valor, courage and sacrifice while on active duty, and their transition into civilian work in the federal government.  
Posted in: Veterans Employment

Secretary Starts Asia Trip with Op-Ed and Visit to Japan

By: Anthony Reyes
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Secretary Lew is traveling to Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and China this week for meetings with his counterparts about policies to boost regional growth and global demand, including the objective of completing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement negotiations this year. The Secretary will also discuss the implementation of international economic sanctions on Iran and North Korea as well as other issues related to combating illicit finance.
Posted in: International Affairs

Market Participants Welcome News of First Floating Rate Note Auction

By: Brandi Hoffine
Thursday, November 07, 2013

As part of the November Quarterly Refunding, Treasury announced yesterday that it would hold the first Floating Rate Note (FRN) auction on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  The initial FRN auction will mark the introduction of the first new Treasury security in more than 17 years. 
Posted in: Quarterly Refunding
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