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  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks were lower in afternoon trading on Friday, with energy shares extending recent losses after the Treasury department announced new sanctions against Russia. Exxon Mobil Corp was down 1.1 percent and ConocoPhillips was down 1.2 percent.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St slips at midday; energy a drag Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks were lower at midday on Friday, with energy shares extending recent losses after the Treasury department announced new sanctions against Russia. Exxon Mobil Corp and ConocoPhillips each lost 1 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks were lower on Friday, with energy again leading the market down after the Treasury department announced new sanctions against Russia. Exxon Mobil Corp fell 0.9 percent to $96.12 on Friday while ConocoPhillips was down 0.9 percent to $78.67.

  • White House: We deserve credit for booming markets Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 9:19 AM ET
    Jason Furman, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors.

    "A whole bunch of things have gone into that increase—a lot of it being a sign of the strengthening economy," economist Jason Furman says.

  • Treasury monitoring swaps loopholes at US banks - WSJ Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:55 AM ET

    Sept 12- The U.S. Treasury Department is monitoring banks that are shifting some of their trading operations overseas to avoid tough swaps rules in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a source from the department.

  • U.S. budget deficit at $129 billion in August Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 11- The U.S. budget deficit was $129 billion in August, down 13 percent from the same period last year, according to data released by the Treasury Department on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- The U.S. Treasury Department changed a rule last October to allow employees to roll over $500 of unspent Flexible Spending Account money, ending years of a use-it-or-lose it policy, but most workers have yet to reap its benefits.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 28- The U.S. systemic risk council will meet on Sept. 4 to discuss naming nonbank financial firms for tougher regulatory oversight, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday.

  • How low can they go? Traders eyeing global rates Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:42 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Caught in a tug of war between the opposing policy modes of a tightening U.S. Fed and an easing European Central Bank, yields have taken dramatic turns.

  • Post-S&P milestone, Street looks for next catalyst Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:46 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wall Street is trading on what it thinks might happen in September. But a key to what's been working on markets in the last several days is Europe.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- A group of Wall Street banks plan to meet the U.S. Treasury Department and other government officials next month to talk about how to cooperate to fend off cyber attacks, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 18- The U.S. government has grappled for more than 30 years with corporate deals known as inversions in which U.S. companies shift their tax domiciles abroad to avoid U.S. taxes. The first inversion in 1983 was followed a year later by two new rules from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 13- Companies even partly owned by individuals sanctioned by the U.S. government could find themselves blacklisted as the result of a rule change announced on Wednesday by the Treasury Department.

  • U.S. budget deficit falls to $95 billion in July Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 12- The U.S. budget deficit was $95 billion at the end of July, down 3 percent from the same period last year, according to data released by the Treasury Department on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- An influential U.S. senator is encouraging the Internal Revenue Service to stamp out deals that allow companies to relocate their headquarters overseas in search of lower tax rates.

  • *IRS auditing thousands of U.S. citizens in Israel. TEL AVIV, July 31- It was called the " Israel Project", an operation by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service that has uncovered false claims for child tax credits involving an estimated tens of millions of dollars filed by U.S. citizens living in Israel.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions on VTB, the Bank of Moscow, the Russian Agriculture Bank and the United Shipbuilding Corp over Moscow's support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Treasury Department said.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke by phone with top ministers from Germany and other rich nations about pressuring Russia to stop its military support of Ukrainian separatists, the Treasury Department said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- President Barack Obama could act without congressional approval to limit a key incentive for U.S. corporations to move their tax domiciles abroad in so-called "inversion" deals, a former senior U.S. Treasury Department official said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- Bank of America Corp's banking unit agreed to pay $16.6 million to resolve allegations that it processed several hundred transactions for drug traffickers who are subject to U.S. sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday.