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MiB: Sheila Bair, Chairman of FDIC

Sheila Bair, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., describes what it was like in the room with former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke when the global economy was on the verge of falling into the abyss in this week’s “Masters in Business” podcast. Listen to the...Read More

From Orlando to the EPA: Innovative Strategies to Cut Carbon Pollution and Save Money for Cities, Businesses, and Consumers

Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson recently compared the climate crisis to the 2008 financial crisis. He said: We’ve seen and felt the costs of underestimating the financial bubble. Let’s not ignore the climate bubble. Case in point: Florida. read more

Is Treasury About to Curb Tax Inversions on Its Own?

The Treasury Department put out the word that Secretary Jack Lew is considering regulatory curbs on corporate tax inversions, a step that may be intended to increase pressure on Congress to act once it returns from its summer recess in September. The matter of how much authority Treasury has to limit inversions has generated its own [...]

Is Treasury About to Curb Tax Inversions on Its Own?

The Treasury Department put out the word that Secretary Jack Lew is considering regulatory curbs on corporate tax inversions, a step that may be intended to increase pressure on Congress to act once it returns from its summer recess in September. Show More Summary

14 Sheryl Sandberg Quotes On Women, Work, And Careers

At 44, Sheryl Sandberg is at home in the heights of American power: She has her Harvard MBA, she was chief of staff for the secretary of treasury, she was a VP at Google, and she's been the chief operating officer at Facebook since 2008. Show More Summary

Jacob Lew Hasn't a Clue

Secretary of the Treasury, Jacob Lew, weighed in on the foreclosure crisis at a conference in late June celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Making Homes Affordable Program (HAMP) and waxed poetic about the program's alleged success. Show More Summary

Fact check: Can we take Danny Alexander's "3 million jobs" threat seriously?

In June, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said that, according to Treasury analysis, more than three million British jobs would be at risk if Britain left the European Union. This is what he said:“Indeed, the latest Treasury analysis shows that 3.3 million British jobs are connected to Britain’s place in Europe. Show More Summary

Government acts to promote provision of affordable credit through credit unions

The Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Andrea Leadsom, today encouraged employers and voluntary sector organisations to engage with credit unions to help them provide affordable credit and responsible financial services in their communities. Show More Summary

US May Introduce New Sanctions Against Russia Over Iran Oil Deal

``The United States may introduce new sanctions against Russian companies due to the recently signed oil deal between Moscow and Tehran, the US Treasury's Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen said Thursday, as reported by Reuters.''

Why Is The US Treasury Suddenly Concerned About "Loss Of Market Access"

Earlier we revealed that one of the key topics of discussion during yesterday's quarterly meeting of the TBAC committee with government workers (including Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller, Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets Matthew S. Show More Summary

Danny Alexander: We must stay in Europe, lead Europe and reform Europe

Leading Tories are happy to sacrifice British jobs and growth to boost their own anti-Europe credentials, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has said. His remarks come after Mayor of London Boris Johnson claimed leaving the EU could be an “attractive” option for the UK. But Danny called for Britain to “stay in […]

How Political Gridlock Encourages Tax Avoidance

In July, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew asked Congress to stop the current wave of corporate expatriations. The legislation is going nowhere, and Treasury and the IRS are unwilling to act on their own, though some legal experts believe they already have the authority to curb the transactions. Show More Summary

Jobless Future or Futureless Jobs?

In a Washington Post Innovations blog op-ed published July 21, Vivek Wadhwa wrote:In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I’d had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about the jobless future. Show More Summary

The ‘Free Lunch’ President

On Monday, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress to provide more resources for the exploding number of people on permanent disability. It’s part of the Obama administration’s “give away the store” mentality, encouraging the masses...Show More Summary

Why Residential PACE Is Growing in Spite of Opposition From Federal Housing Lenders

Last fall, California's governor and treasury secretary came up with a plan to solve a longstanding conflict with federal housing authorities over residential property-assessed clean energy (PACE) programs. The plan didn't work. But does it even matter? read more

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Inversions?

How do you catch a tax and pin it down?” Can governments make corporations “stay and listen to all they say?” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in his Washington Post op-ed called on Congress to immediately stop corporations from lowering taxes by incorporating overseas. Show More Summary

Lew Supports Funding Change for Disability Program

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday Congress should reallocate payroll tax revenue to divert more money to support the Social Security Disability Insurance fund. Here's what was behind Mr. Lew's statement.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Warns Tax Inversions Are Increasing At 'Breakneck Speed'

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has written an op-ed page of the Washington Post to plead with Congress to enact legislation addressing tax inversions, which he says have been increasing at "breakneck speed." As we've been discussing all this month, the number of U.S. Show More Summary

“Economic Patriotism”: The Last Refuge of a Tax Scoundrel

by Joel Schlossberg “Economic Patriotism”: The Last Refuge of a Tax Scoundrel In mid-July, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew proposed that Congress prohibit US-based companies from moving offshore in search of more favorable tax climates, citing an ostensible need … Continue reading ?

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