Department of the Treasury

Treasury Ends Money Market Fund Guarantee

Today, the Treasury announced the end of the Guarantee Program for Money Market Funds. According to the Treasury, risk of a “catastrophic...

The Lehman Collapse -- One Year Later

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, an event that both seriously destabilized and ominously ruptured the U.S....

A Brief History of (Financial) Time

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, an event that both seriously destabilized and ominously ruptured the U.S....

The Ups and Downs of Buttressing the Economy

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal posted an article discussing the FDIC’s soon-to-be urgent need to draw money from its $500 billion Treasury...
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China Continues to Question U.S. Debt Security

June 28 - Martin Crutsinger reports today that, at least behind closed doors, China has been raising serious concerns about the state of the US...
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Financial Sector Overhaul Plan

June 17 - Today the White House released its plan to overhaul the financial sector.  If adopted, will the proposals prevent another financial...
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Who's Going to Buy Our Debt Now?

June 10 - It seems like a no-brainer that the US should start planning how it will get its fiscal house in order when economic and financial recovery...
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Banks to repay TARP - issues ahead

June 9 - Treasury announced today that 10 of the nation's largest banks can now repay TARP borrowing because they had been able to raise capital...

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