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The Third Counter ISIL Finance Meeting Convenes at Treasury

By: Daniel L. Glaser
Thursday, October 08, 2015

Yesterday at the Treasury Department we concluded the third meeting of the Counter ISIL Finance Group (CIFG). The CIFG, which the United States co-chairs with Italy and Saudi Arabia, was established as a key component of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, a broad international group formed to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL.​
Posted in: Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

7 TARP Facts 7 Years Later

By: Rob Runyan and Maya Newman
Sunday, October 04, 2015

This Saturday marked the seventh anniversary of TARP. And while the program may not dominate the headlines today, the anniversary serves as a good opportunity to look back at its success.
Posted in: Troubled Asset Relief Program

Celebrating National Manufacturing Day

By: Karen Dynan
Friday, October 02, 2015

Today is National Manufacturing Day, a day when we recognize the vitality and potential of our 21st century manufacturing sector, as well as the career opportunities it offers.
Posted in: Economic Policy

Treasury Sends Debt Limit Letter to Congress

By: Dan Watson
Thursday, October 01, 2015

Today, Secretary Lew sent the following letter​ to Congress regarding the debt limit.
Posted in: Debt Limit

Protecting Charities from Terrorist Abuse – A Look into the Financial Action Task Force’s Latest Guidance

By: Jennifer Fowler
Thursday, October 01, 2015

Every year, leaders from around the world meet at the United Nations during its General Assembly to discuss key global issues of concern.  Countering terrorist financing has consistently been a focus of these meetings because terrorist abuse of the financial system to move and access funds is not limited by national borders.
Posted in: Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Measuring the Impact of the Small Business Jobs Act

By: Jessica Milano
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Small Business Jobs Act, a significant piece of legislation that increased access to capital for small businesses and communities in the wake of the financial crisis.​
Posted in: Small Business

A Closer Look at Under Secretary Sheets’s Remarks on Latin America

By: Robert Sockin
Monday, September 28, 2015

Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets discussed the challenges and opportunities facing policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean, as many seek to build on improvements in macroeconomic policy and advances in structural reform in recent decades.
Posted in: International Affairs

Treasury Lapse in Appropriations Contingency Plan

By: Brodi Fontenot
Friday, September 25, 2015

Treasury is composed of Departmental Offices (DO) and the bureaus.  Each bureau has discrete functions, and has prepared lapse plans to meet the needs of citizens based on the authorities available to that bureau as best as possible. 
Posted in: Management

The Lehman Bankruptcy Seven Years Later

By: Adam Hodge
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Seven years ago today, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy — the largest in U.S. history — was catastrophic for the firm’s shareholders, creditors, counterparties, and employees.
Posted in: Financial Reform

This National Preparedness Month, Protect Your Finances

By: Louisa Quittman
Monday, September 14, 2015

​September is National Preparedness Month, and it is an opportunity for Americans to assess how prepared they are to face natural disasters like fires, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes.
Posted in: Financial Education
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