RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

U.S. Department of the Treasury

A collection of news and information related to U.S. Department of the Treasury published by this site and its partners.

Top U.S. Department of the Treasury Articles

Displaying items 157-168
  • U.S. sells rest of GM stock

    U.S. sells rest of GM stock
    WASHINGTON — The federal government closed the books on the taxpayer bailout of General Motors Co., selling the remaining shares in the nation's largest automaker and taking an expected $10.5-billion loss. The Treasury Department said Monday...
  • White House to lobby Congress in bid to forestall Iran sanctions

    White House to lobby Congress in bid to forestall Iran sanctions
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will launch a lobbying push Tuesday to stop Congress from approving harsh new penalties for Iran, a move the White House warns could sink international negotiations aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program. A...
  • Treasury to sell $3 billion of stock in bailed-out Ally Financial

    Treasury to sell $3 billion of stock in bailed-out Ally Financial
    The wind-down of the bailout continues. The Obama administration has decided to sell about $3 billion of the government’s common stock holdings in Ally Financial Inc., a former General Motors Corp. lending arm propped up with taxpayer assistance...
  • Obama to name L.A.'s Maria Contreras-Sweet to top small-business post

    Obama to name L.A.'s Maria Contreras-Sweet to top small-business post
    President Obama intends to nominate Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles and a former state Cabinet secretary, to head the Small Business Administration. Contreras-Sweet, who is highly regarded in the L.A....
  • Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, two others to Fed seats

    Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, two others to Fed seats
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two others for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said. Lael...
  • Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats

    Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two other people for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said Friday....
  • Congress looks ahead to a year of pre-election battles

    Congress looks ahead to a year of pre-election battles
    WASHINGTON — Congress comes back to session this week with leaders of both parties planning a war of words in 2014 — dueling agendas that promise little substantive legislation but lots of messages aimed at establishing clear contrasts for...
  • 2013 year in review

    Wrapping up the year in one column is tough, but let's give it a try. Although the financial industry likes to think that the center of the universe is located somewhere between lower Manhattan and the hedge fund enclave of Greenwich, CT, most of 2013 was...
  • Bart Chilton takes a parting shot at Wall Street

    After almost 30 years in Washington, Bart Chilton will soon be taking his leave. For the past 61/2 years, he has been an outspoken member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, one of the financial industry's most important regulators. Chilton...
  • Iran threatens counter measure to Senate's proposed new sanctions

    Iran threatens counter measure to Senate's proposed new sanctions
    TEHRAN – Iranian lawmakers Friday threatened retaliation for a Senate bill that proposes tough new sanctions on Iran if the Islamic Republic fails to cooperate in upcoming negotiations aimed at curbing its nuclear program. Mehdi Moussavinejad, a...
  • Kerry: U.S. seeks 'proof of life' for American who vanished in Iran

    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Sunday that the U.S. is looking for “proof of life” regarding a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran nearly seven years ago during a visit that, according to several news organizations,...
  • Advocates of new Iran sanctions fail to advance key legislation

    Advocates of new Iran sanctions fail to advance key legislation
    WASHINGTON – Despite intense lobbying, advocates of imposing new sanctions on Iran failed to advance key legislation in Congress this week, a sign that the Obama administration may have more support for its pleas of  restraint than it appears....