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The Economic Security of American Households

By: Tara Watson
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Today, the Office of Economic Policy at the Treasury Department released the first in a series of briefs exploring the economic security of American households.​
Posted in: Economic Policy

Treasury’s Focus on Gender and Financial Inclusion

By: Alexia Latortue
Friday, April 15, 2016

Why isn’t the gender gap for access to financial services narrowing? The gap between the portion of men and women who have access to financial services is confounding; particularly give huge leaps in access to formal financial services globally. ​
Posted in: Financial Inclusion

A Closer Look at Under Secretary Sheets’s Remarks on the U.S.-India Economic and Financial Partnership (EFP)

By: Robert Sockin
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tomorrow, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will host Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the sixth annual U.S.-India Economic and Financial Partnership (EFP) in Washington, DC.  Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets previewed this year’s dialogue in an event last week.
Posted in: International Affairs

What they’re saying about Treasury’s inversion action

By: Rachel McCleery
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

On Monday, April 4, Treasury announced our third action to address corporate inversions as well as curb earnings stripping. Here is what experts have been saying about Treasury’s recent action.
Posted in: Inversions

Targeting Tax and Sanctions Evasion, Money Laundering, and Other Illicit Activities

By: Josh Drobnyk
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The concerns over tax and sanctions evasion raised by last week’s release of the so-called Panama Papers underscore the importance of a much broader set of issues that Treasury has been working to address for many years – both on our own and alongside international partners.
Posted in: Category 1

Financial Literacy and Education Commission Seeks Public Comments on National Strategy

By: Louisa Quittman
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

​The Financial Literacy and Education Commission is seeking public comments on the National Strategy for Financial Literacy as it updates the 2011 National Strategy, titled Promoting Financial Success in the United States.
Posted in: Financial Literacy and Education Commission

Recap of the U.S.-Caribbean Public-Private Dialogue on Correspondent Banking

By: Sarah Runge
Monday, April 11, 2016

Some take for granted the importance of foreign economies having access to the U.S. financial system. For the nations of the Caribbean region, access to U.S. correspondent banking relationships are essential to local economies, including paying for imported goods, processing credit cards of tourists, exchanging currencies, and receiving remittances from friends and families living in the United States and abroad.
Posted in: Correspondent Banking

Treasury’s Work to Address Corporate Inversions. The Facts

By: Rachel McCleery
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

On Monday April 4, Treasury announced our third action to address the problem of corporate inversions. Monday’s action was an important step, but it is part of a long, thoughtful process that Treasury has conducted over the last two years.
Posted in: Category 1

The Economic Effects of Non-compete Agreements

By: Karen Dynan
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Having the freedom to work at a job that best fits one’s skills is a key way in which people can develop their careers and earn the highest wages possible.  Institutions that limit workers’ opportunities therefore deserve very careful scrutiny.  “Non-compete” agreements, which restrict how long a worker leaving a firm must wait before joining a competing firm, are one such institution. 
Posted in: Category 1

Helping Women Achieve Retirement Security

By: Tara Watson
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

​Research shows that women are less financially well prepared for retirement. For women who haven’t started saving for retirement, myRA could be a great option to get started on the path to retirement security.
Posted in: myRA
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