- US places 5 countries on trade monitoring list Updated: Apr-29-16 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has placed five countries - China, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Taiwan - on a new monitoring list designed to pressure foreign governments to tackle large trade imbalances with the United States.
- Girl who wrote Obama excited over Harriet Tubman on $20 bill Updated: Apr-21-16 7:49 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - In a few years when Sofia gets her first chance to spend a redesigned $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman, the Massachusetts fifth-grader can take some extra pride in knowing the role she played in getting the first woman portrayed on U.S. paper currency in more than a century.
- Descendant: Keeping Hamilton on $10 bill is 'huge win' Updated: Apr-20-16 9:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Alexander Hamilton is staying on the $10 bill, and a descendant of the nation's first Treasury secretary called the government's decision a "huge win" for Hamilton supporters.
- Tubman to be new face of $20 bill, Hamilton stays on $10 Updated: Apr-20-16 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin among the iconic faces of U.S. currency.
- Finance leaders pledge forceful response to boost economy Updated: Apr-16-16 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Finance officials on Saturday pledged a more forceful effort to stimulate a sluggish global economy.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: Apr-16-16 12:14 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- Lew: US retreat from global economic stage would be mistake Updated: Apr-11-16 10:48 am
WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday that Americans have reaped significant benefits from the international architecture put in place after World War II and the United States would be making a serious mistake to retreat from its global leadership role.
- Analysis: Iran nuclear deal puts US in bind amid criticism Updated: Apr-11-16 4:11 am
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is in a bind. Between Iran and a hard place.
- Judge: Govt wrongly ignored costs to MetLife of threat tag Updated: Apr-07-16 8:07 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal judge says the government acted unreasonably by ignoring the costs to MetLife of being targeted for stricter supervision as a potential threat to the financial system.
- Experts expect corporate tax inversions to survive new rules Updated: Apr-06-16 6:41 pm
President Barack Obama scored a victory this week when Pfizer scrapped a $160 billion overseas deal that would have kept a chunk of the drugmaker's profits beyond the U.S. tax man's reach.
- Treasury Department sets its sights against inversions Updated: Apr-04-16 8:18 pm
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department announced a new package of rules Monday aimed at making "tax inversions" - when U.S. companies move abroad for lower tax rates - less financially appealing.