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Jack Lew

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  • Lew tells Congress of emergency measures to avoid debt limit

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress on Friday that he will start using the package of emergency measures he has used in the past to keep the federal government from going over the debt limit next week. The debt limit has been suspended for the...
  • Unwelcome mat: White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

    Unwelcome mat: White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit
    In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad for Israel and...
  • Homeowner tax breaks are probably safe despite moves in Congress

    Homeowner tax breaks are probably safe despite moves in Congress
    Tax reform is revving up again on Capitol Hill, with the heads of key committees pledging to work toward a simpler and fairer tax code, possibly one with lower tax rates. Sounds intriguing. But what might that mean for homeowners? Many benefit from...
  • Homeowner tax breaks appear safe, for now

    Tax reform is revving up again on Capitol Hill, with the heads of key committees pledging to work toward a simpler and fairer tax code, possibly one with lower tax rates. Sounds intriguing. But what might that mean for homeowners — many of whom...
  • Elizabeth Warren keeps pressure on Hillary Clinton and Democrats ahead of 2016

    Elizabeth Warren keeps pressure on Hillary Clinton and Democrats ahead of 2016
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has an explanation for the singular nature of her power. "I'll always be an outsider. That's how I understand the world," the Massachusetts Democrat said in an interview. "There's a real benefit to being clear about this. I know...
  • U.S. eases Cuba travel, trade restrictions

    U.S. eases Cuba travel, trade restrictions
    The Obama administration moved aggressively Thursday to secure its historic opening to Cuba, issuing new rules that will make it far easier for Americans to visit the island nation and do business there after more than 50 years of enforced isolation....
  • Wall Street banker withdraws Treasury nomination after liberal opposition

    Wall Street banker withdraws Treasury nomination after liberal opposition
    Investment banker Antonio Weiss has withdrawn himself from consideration for a top Treasury Department position in the face of strong opposition from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and other liberals who objected to his Wall Street background. A...
  • The GOP keeps trying to scare people away from Obamacare--but why?

    The GOP keeps trying to scare people away from Obamacare--but why?
    The conservative approach to keeping Americans from taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act always has featured a large element of fear-mongering. Remember the "death panels"? Sticker shock? That these things haven't come true hasn't kept...
  • MetLife designated too big to fail

    MetLife designated too big to fail
    Federal regulators Friday designated MetLife Inc. for special oversight, saying the insurer is so big that its failure or other major problems would pose a threat to the U.S. financial system. In a 9-1 vote, the Financial Stability Oversight Council --...
  • EU leaders rebuff U.S. concern about a 'lost decade' for Europe

    EU leaders rebuff U.S. concern about a 'lost decade' for Europe
    European Union leaders pushed back against the Obama administration’s criticisms that Europe had failed to take decisive action to revive growth, insisting that the continent was not headed toward a “lost decade.” At an opening press...
  • G-20 leaders promise projects, policy reforms to boost economic growth

    Criticized for being long on promises and short on delivery, leaders of the Group of 20 major economies set a target of lifting global economic output by at least 2% over five years -- an ambitious goal that would add $2 trillion to the world economy...