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2008-07-14 09:00:21

By James Daley Personal Finance Editor Support package for mortgage giants w Indymac is third largest banking collapse in US history The United States Treasury and The Federal Reserve announced measures to shore up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - the struggling government-sponsored companies that underpin the American mortgage market - in a bid to head off a potential meltdown in global financial markets.

2006-08-03 12:44:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday named the Philippine and Indonesian branches of the International Islamic Relief Organization as fund-raisers for al Qaeda and other terror groups.

2006-03-20 14:00:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - G. William Miller, who served as both chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve and secretary of the U.S. Treasury during the inflation-plagued Carter administration, has died.

2005-10-03 18:10:56

By Laura MacInnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday named David Loevinger as permanent financial attache to China -- a new, Beijing-based position meant to encourage close ties on economic issues including foreign exchange.

2005-07-20 17:58:40

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department and a key senator remained deadlocked on Wednesday over a Cuba trade dispute that is holding up Senate approval of officials to fill vacant senior jobs at the Treasury. Montana Democratic Sen.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.