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  • AbbVie-Shire deal puts more pressure on Congress to overhaul tax code

    A massive pharmaceutical merger that will send the headquarters of a major U.S. drug maker overseas ramps up pressure on Congress to curtail the ability of companies to shelter foreign earnings. Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. said Friday that it...
  • Social Security adds to the deficit; stop saying I said otherwise

    In two recent online columns, The Times' Michael Hiltzik claimed that I, in testimony before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on May 10, 2011, supported his argument that Social Security "can't contribute to the federal deficit."  That assertion is...
  • Treasury Secretary Lew to have outpatient prostate-related surgery

    Treasury Secretary Lew to have outpatient prostate-related surgery
    WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will undergo outpatient surgery to treat a benign enlarged prostate and will be sidelined for about a week, a department spokeswoman said Sunday. Lew, 58, will have the procedure Tuesday in New York and...
  • Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew heads home after prostate surgery

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew heads home after prostate surgery
    WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew had successful outpatient surgery on Tuesday but remained at a New York area hospital overnight because of a low-grade fever, a Treasury Department spokeswoman said. Lew, 58, underwent the procedure to treat...
  • Talk of financial aid for Ukraine gains traction

    Talk of financial aid for Ukraine gains traction
    WASHINGTON — Russia's military action in Crimea has strengthened support for economic aid to beleaguered Ukraine, yet the multibillion-dollar package under discussion in world capitals still must navigate a treacherous course. With Russian...
  • Obama nudges Netanyahu on peace plan, Israeli leader pushes back

    Obama nudges Netanyahu on peace plan, Israeli leader pushes back
    WASHINGTON — President Obama tried Monday to nudge Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toward a peace plan with Palestinians, urging him to make the "tough decisions" needed to advance a two-state solution. But as a U.S.-imposed deadline...
  • Obama administration unveils $1-billion loan package for Ukraine

    Obama administration unveils $1-billion loan package for Ukraine
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration will ask Congress to approve $1 billion in loan guarantees and other assistance to help stabilize the new, pro-Western government in Ukraine, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Tuesday. The loans will be part...
  • U.S. and Russia trade sanctions over Crimea

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russian presidents imposed sanctions on each other's top aides and other government officials Thursday as the dispute over Crimea intensified and the White House worried publicly that Moscow might be positioning its...
  • IMF urges Congress to back reforms giving fund more clout

    IMF urges Congress to back reforms giving fund more clout
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. made clear this week that it wants the International Monetary Fund to be the emergency lender for countries like Ukraine, but American lawmakers have persistently refused to give the IMF the additional financial firepower...
  • Warren Buffett says not raising debt limit would be 'damn dumb'

    Warren Buffett says not raising debt limit would be 'damn dumb'
    WASHINGTON -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said a failure to raise the nation's $16.7 trillion debt limit would be "pretty damn dumb" as Democrats and Republicans square off in a showdown that could lead to the first-ever federal government...
  • U.S. will hit debt limit between Oct. 18 and Nov. 5, analysis says

    WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department will be unable to pay all the nation’s bills starting sometime between Oct. 18 and Nov. 5 unless Congress raises the debt limit, according to a private analysis released Tuesday. The new "X date" from the...