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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.

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

Treasury Promotes U.S. Economy and Foreign Investment at SelectUSA Summit

By: Anthony Reyes
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

​Secretary Lew spoke to 1,200 business leaders from nearly 60 countries last week while attending the SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit, hosted by the Department of Commerce in Washington. Joining the President and other Administration officials in the two-day conference, Secretary Lew pointed out in remarks that “the United States welcomes investment from around the world from every type of enterprise and in all sectors,” and that “we are committed to maintaining the most open and transparent investment environment.”
Posted in: SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit

A Look Inside 1500 Penn Through New Photo Collection

By: Richard Cote
Thursday, October 31, 2013

​This week, the Treasury Department’s Office of the Curator launched a new Flickr account to give the public a unique insight into the building’s historical artwork, architecture, and artifacts. 
Posted in: Office of the Curator
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