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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.

Liberia: Transitioning to Economic Recovery from Ebola

By: Marisa Lago
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

​​I had the privilege to recently visit Liberia to see firsthand how they are containing Ebola, to emphasize the United States’ commitment to Liberia’s economic development, and to highlight the important role of the World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB), and IMF in supporting Liberia’s economic recovery.  Although Liberia was declared Ebola-free on May 9, sadly it has reported recent deaths and new cases.  Nevertheless, the heroic response to Ebola is a testament to the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; the determination of the Liberian people, communities, and health workers; and the strong support of the United States and international partners.  

Posted in: International Affairs

Transparency: Five Years after the Dodd-Frank Act

By: Rob Friedlander
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

​Wall Street Reform recognized that markets require transparency to work properly.  It has helped to re-align incentives so that markets work for everyone through reforms to derivatives and securitization markets, hedge fund reporting requirements, and executive compensation as well as the creation of the Office of Financial Research.
Posted in: Dodd-Frank

Financial Stability: Five Years After the Dodd-Frank Act

By: Rob Friedlander
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

​In July 2010, Congress responded to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression by passing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Five years later, these reforms have resulted in a financial system that is both stronger and safer than before the crisis.
Posted in: Dodd-Frank

Global development - and global team work - are key to humanity's prosperity

By: Secretary Jacob J. Lew, Luis Videgaray Caso and Sufian Ahmed
Monday, July 13, 2015

More and more people have safe drinking water, economic security and better health. We must keep moving forward.
Posted in: Financing for Development

Treasury’s Continued Work to Promote Retirement Security

By: J. Mark Iwry
Monday, July 13, 2015

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging underscores the importance of retirement security and saving. To help American families achieve greater retirement security, the U.S. Treasury Department continues working to strengthen and improve our private pension system.
Posted in: Retirement Security; myRA

What We Know about October 15th

By: James G. Clark
Monday, July 13, 2015

The staff of the Treasury Department, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission worked together to analyze data from the three main trading venues for the Treasury market.

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Regulatory Rollback Is Wrong for Financial Markets

By: Antonio Weiss
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Complaints about liquidity are prompting talk about reforms that are simplistic and even dangerous.

Posted in: Financial Markets

Five Years Of Progress Toward A Safer And Stronger Financial System

By: Adam Hodge
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law, a historic and comprehensive set of financial reforms, which put in place critical new protections for consumers, investors, and taxpayers.
Posted in: Financial Stability

Changing the Conversation on Development Finance

By: Alexia Latortue
Thursday, July 02, 2015

​Development was a preferred topic of conversation around the dining room table growing up.  My parents were born in Haiti, my dad worked in international development, and we spent much of my childhood living in West Africa.  Today, leading U.S. Treasury’s work on international development policy, I continue to discuss development and how to finance it effectively and for maximum impact.

Posted in: International Affairs

Treasury Wants Your Input on Auto Insurance Affordability

By: Tinna Damaso Quigley
Thursday, July 02, 2015

Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO) today issued a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments from the public on a proposed definition of affordability in relation to personal auto insurance.  
Posted in: Federal Insurance Office
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