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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.

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

Secretary Lew Speaks About Trip To China In Exclusive Caixin Online Interview

By: Holly Shulman
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

​Last week, Secretary Jacob J. Lew traveled to Beijing, China, to hold discussions with senior Chinese government officials about the economic outlook for the United States, China and the global economy.
Posted in: International Affairs

Secretary Lew and Deputy Secretary Raskin Participate in National Small Business Week

By: Anthony Reyes
Friday, May 16, 2014

​Small businesses are key drivers of the U.S. economy. ​This week, Secretary Jacob J. Lew and Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin joined many others during National Small Business Week to show their support and highlight the importance of sustaining them. 
Posted in: National Small Business Week
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