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Putting a Woman on Our Currency is Much Bigger than the $10 Bill

Rosie Rios | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Rosie Rios

The Treasury Department's exciting announcement that U.S. paper currency will soon feature the image of a historical American female was a long time coming.

Is There an Actual 'Too Big to Fail' List?

Kevin Price | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Kevin Price

Recently I was visiting with a friend of mine who happened to discuss a "too big to fail" list that the federal government has created and sanctioned....

Jennifer Bendery

Elizabeth Warren, Progressives Sink Obama Treasury Nominee Antonio Weiss | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wall Street banker Antonio Weiss has asked President Barack Obama not to renominate him to a top Treasury Department post because of the...

Treasury Makes Surprising Announcement

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The federal government reported a rare surplus for January and is on track to run the lowest annual deficit since President Barack ...

Dan Froomkin

After Geithner, Treasury May Need A Woman's Touch | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The best way to make sure that the next secretary of the Treasury is not overly beholden to Wall Street might be to hire a woman. The...

6 Ways Social Security Will Change in 2013

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 10.19.2012 | Fifty

Social Security recipients will get slightly bigger checks in 2013. The Social Security Administration also recently announced several other ways the ...

Lawmakers Reworked Financial Portfolios After Talks With Fed, Treasury Officials

The Washington Post | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics

In January 2008, President George W. Bush was scrambling to bolster the American economy. The subprime mortgage industry was collapsing, and the Dow J...

Catching a Financial Thief

Tom Fox | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

James H. Freis, Jr. was appointed in 2007 as director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), an agency that establishes and implements regulatory policies, and analyzes financial transactions.

Obama Asking Congress To Raise Key Limit

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says the federal government has nearly reached its borrowing limit – again. Treasury officials said...

Improving Your Agency's Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Ranking

Tom Fox | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Organizations struggling to improve their rankings would be wise to understand what successful agencies have done, and then adopt those strategies to build a more engaged and, ultimately, a more effective workforce.

McCain Dethrones the Rule of Law

Bruce Fein | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

John McCain's latest war gospel hangs an alarming tale. The rule of law has been dethroned and the president has been endowed with absolute power as the American Empire has eclipsed the American Republic.

Geithner Heads To Brazil To Bolster Economic Ties

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAO PAULO — U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner met with Brazil's leaders Monday looking to bolster ties before next month's visit by Presi...

Making Wall Street Face The Music: Enforcing the Mandate to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing

Lisa Rice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Rice

The financial services industry must take steps to meet its fair housing obligations. In the past, the industry's policies and practices have worked against fair housing achievements, promoting residential segregation.

Who Will Succeed Tim Geithner as Next Treasury Secretary?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The revelations that the New York Fed advised AIG to hide matters from regulators may be the final trigger for Geithner's departure -- and Obama needs to change his economic team anyway.

Foreclosure 'SWAT Teams' Unleashed By Treasury Department: NPR | Weekend Edition Sunday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Treasury Department has started dispatching what it calls foreclosure "SWAT teams" to big banks to take a hard look at their operations. ...

Unemployed Homeowners Could Get Financial Assitance | Stephanie Armour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is engaged in high-level talks about providing financial assistance to homeowners who've lost their jobs and ca...

Small Businesses Left Out Of Bailout | JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The White House's gamble to cut off aid to struggling lender CIT Group Inc. caps a string of decisions opening President Barack Obama to...

Geithner Grows Up: WATCH The Treasury Sec's Evolution (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Witness the new and improved Timothy Geithner! As DealBreaker put it earlier today, the Treasury Secretary has arrived. He's been everywhere lately, i...

Compared to AIG? He's Doing Better All the Time!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Horowitz

I don't want to sound like I'm bragging or anything, but I thought you ought to know: In the last quarter of 2008, I outperformed AIG by 61 billion dollars.

Porky the Bailout Bill

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

Currently, about ten cents on every tax dollar goes to paying just the interest on the national debt. Interest on the debt alone will grow to 12.4% of our entire GDP by 2050.