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Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. Treasury secretary, in Washington, D.C.

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Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. Treasury secretary, in Washington, D.C.

Lew in China: Cram Session

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew boarded a military plane this morning, greeted the crew, Secret Service agents, a half-dozen aides and one reporter traveling with him, and settled in for a 20-plus-hour trip to Beijing that included refueling stops in Alaska...

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Senate Budget Committee members Sen. Pat Toomey, center, and Sen. Ron Johnson, right, make brief statements to the news media before the second day of markup hearings in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 14, 2013 in Washington The Republican senators were unified in their criticism of the federal budget proposed by the majority Democrats on the committee.

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Senate Budget Committee members Sen. Pat Toomey, center, and Sen. Ron Johnson, right, make brief statements to the news media before the second day of markup hearings in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 14, 2013 in Washington The Republican senators were unified in their criticism of the federal budget proposed by the majority Democrats on the committee.

Washington Daybook: All-Nighter

Look for the Senate to toil late into the evening and possibly into the early morning hours to finish work on its fiscal 2014 budget blueprint. When back-to-back roll calls on amendments end, the chamber will finally be ready for...

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Timothy Geithner and his wife Carole Sonnenfeld Geithner, attend the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

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Timothy Geithner and his wife Carole Sonnenfeld Geithner, attend the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

Geithner’s Profit: Asking for $45,000 — Update: Contract

Updated March 22 at 1:30 pm: It takes a Treasury secretary to turn a good investment. Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is looking for a modest return on his Bethesda, Maryland, home. Geithner and his wife Carole bought the 2,537...

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Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner arrives at the Capitol for meeting with congressional leaders on Nov. 29, 2012.

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Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner arrives at the Capitol for meeting with congressional leaders on Nov. 29, 2012.

Geithner: Republicans Cede Debt Lever

This is Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s last day at work, and he is leaving with an exit interview snared by Politico in which the veteran warrior of the fiscal cliff wars suggests Republicans have ceded the debt ceiling as a...

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The Capitol stands in the background as police monitor a checkpoint during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington.

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The Capitol stands in the background as police monitor a checkpoint during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington.

Obama Welcomes ‘De-escalation’ of Debt-Ceiling Debate: Off the Brink

The Obama administration is welcoming a move by House Republicans to vote tomorrow on raising the nation’s debt ceiling through mid-May as a “de-escalation” of the fiscal debate, White House press secretary Jay Carney says. “The fact that House Republicans...

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Alexander Hamilton, the U.S.'s first Treasury secretary, at left here on the ten dollar bill.

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Alexander Hamilton, the U.S.'s first Treasury secretary, at left here on the ten dollar bill.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 75

That’s how many Treasury secretaries have served the nation since the office was established in 1789. President Barack Obama today will nominate White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to succeed Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols first...

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President Barack Obama speaks with Chief of Staff Jack Lew while waiting for Russian President Vladimir Putin to arrive for their bilateral meeting on June 18, 2012 in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico.

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President Barack Obama speaks with Chief of Staff Jack Lew while waiting for Russian President Vladimir Putin to arrive for their bilateral meeting on June 18, 2012 in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico.

Lew to Treasury: Word Tomorrow

President Barack Obama plans tomorrow to name White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as his choice for Treasury secretary, replacing Timothy F. Geithner, a person familiar with the process said. Lew, 57, who also has served as director of...

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