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  1. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urges Congress to act quickly on debt

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Lew urges quick action on debt ceiling US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress to raise the debt ceiling as soon as possible, saying the US borrowing authority may not last past February 27. Extraordinary measures begun by the Treasury to remain under the debt limit "are likely to be exhausted in less than three weeks", Lew said ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Treasury Secretary updates signature on US banknotes

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... Washington Post Dollar bill's loopy Lew changes his signature Jack Lew was the senior budget adviser to President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton. He was Obama's chief ... an absent-minded doodle than a signature that should grace US banknotes. This week that all changed. The Treasury unveiled Lew's "official" signature, which will be on the US$5 bill ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Jack Lew confirmed as new US treasury secretary

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 09:03am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff Jack Lew was confirmed on Wednesday as the next US treasury secretary, taking over a key portfolio at a time of deadlock over the US budget and debt. The US Senate voted 71-26 – with support from 20 Republicans – to confirm Lew, a former White House budget director and Wall Street executive, ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Loopy signature likely on every US bill if Lew made Treasury Secretary

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Likely new US Treasury Secretary has an odd, slinky-like signature to mark every US dollar bill Ooose signature? It's loopy Lew's The venerable greenback could soon be bearing a signature that looks like an over-stretched slinky if, as expected, the White House names Jacob "Jack" Lew to head the US Treasury. The Treasury ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US government shutdown enters second week with no end in sight

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 02:56pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Secretary Jack Lew warned that the budget brinkmanship was “playing with fire” and implored Congress to pass legislation to re-open the government and increase the nation’s $16.7 trillion debt limit. Lew reiterated that Obama has no intention to link either bill to Republican demands for changes in the 3-year-old health care law and spending cuts. A defiant Boehner insisted that Obama ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US will run out of money soon, lawmakers told

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... as soon as possible to protect America's good credit," Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said in a letter to congressional leaders on Monday, urging action "well before any risk ... of emergency measures to manage its cash, like suspending investments in pension funds for federal workers. Lew said the government would exhaust its borrowing capacity in the middle of October ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Boehner will offer short-term debt ceiling increase to Obama

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... breakthrough. At Congress, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned the Senate Finance Committee that failure to renew the government's ability to borrow money "could be deeply damaging" ... damage such an approach would have." Lew confronted Republicans who said the bigger problem was the soaring costs of benefit programmes like Social Security pensions and Medicare health ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US lawmakers take first tentative steps towards a deal to avoid debt default

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 10:36am by Bloomberg, AP

    ... be the 8middle of next week before a final vote is taken, close to the October 17 deadline that Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has set for Congress to avert a possible default. That plan emerged as Gene ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    IRS chief sacked as Republicans try to blame White House for tax scandal

    Posted May 16th 2013, 08:29am by AFP

    ... probes of the IRS looming and Republicans' calls for firings at the agency growing louder, Obama said he told Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to demand the resignation of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller. Lew had done so, the president said. "I'll do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again by holding the responsible parties accountable, [and] ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Senate confirms Chuck Hagel as secretary of defence

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 09:11am by AFP

    ... will mark a double victory for Obama, whose pick for Treasury secretary, Jack Lew, passed the Senate Finance Committee despite some qualms about his reputation as a doctrinaire Democrat with ties to Wall Street. The committee voted 19 to 5 in favour of Lew, Obama’s former chief of staff and a budget director for then-president Bill Clinton. ...




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