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New Proposals to Include Youth in Nation’s Workforce and Financial System

By: Amias Gerety
Thursday, February 04, 2016

Treasury will work with the Department of Labor to help young workers in jobs programs get connected to safe and affordable financial products, so that they can use their earnings to start building savings and gain money management skills that are critical for their future.
Posted in: Financial Inclusion

Secretary Lew Sends Letter to Congress on Puerto Rico

By: Dan Watson
Friday, January 15, 2016

​Secretary Lew sent a letter to Congress regarding Puerto Rico's debt crisis.
Posted in: Puerto Rico

Financial Inclusion Forum: What We Heard

By: Melissa Koide and Alexia Latortue
Monday, January 11, 2016

The U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently hosted a two-day Financial Inclusion Forum that brought together government, nonprofit, and private sector executives to discuss financial inclusion.
Posted in: Financial Inclusion

A testament to the important financial ties between the U.S. and Central America

By: Jennifer Fowler
Friday, December 04, 2015

In a testament to the important financial ties between the United States and the countries of Central America, Treasury and the Ministry of Economics and Finance of Panama hosted this public-private dialogue to discuss a wide array of issues related to correspondent banking, including trends, challenges, expectations, and implementation practices.
Posted in: Central America

The Iran Deal and Sanctions

By: Betsy Bourassa
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

We are currently in an important preparatory phase of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as Iran, the EU, and the P5+1 move to implement key commitments.
Posted in: Iran

Covered Agreement 101: Five Questions with FIO Director Michael McRaith

By: Michael McRaith
Friday, November 20, 2015

​Today, Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the intention to negotiate a “covered agreement” with the European Union (EU).  ​
Posted in: Covered Agreement

Help Treasury Reinvent

By: David Lebryk
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Today the U.S. Treasury Department and the Center for Open Data Enterprise co-hosted an open data roundtable meeting to explore opportunities to increase public access and the usability of federal spending data.​
Posted in: DATA Act

The Administration’s Roadmap for Puerto Rico: Diverse Voices Supporting a Balanced Proposal

By: Daniel Watson
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Puerto Rico and the 3.5 million Americans living there are in the midst of an economic and fiscal crisis. The Administration has worked extensively with Puerto Rican officials to find solutions to the Commonwealth’s fiscal crisis, bringing the full capabilities of the Executive branch to bear in providing assistance to speed Puerto Rico’s economic recovery. 
Posted in: Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Needs Access to Bankruptcy Protection

By: Kent Hiteshew
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The Obama Administration recently released a package of legislative proposals to comprehensively address Puerto Rico's well-documented fiscal and economic crisis.
Posted in: Puerto Rico

A Closer Look at the Evolving Nature of Financial Markets

By: Rob Friedlander
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

During a speech ​this morning at the 2015 Risk USA Conference in New York, Patrick Pinschmidt – Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) – discussed the critically important topics of market structure and financial stability. 
Posted in: Financial Stability Oversight Council
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