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  • Lew says Congress shouldn't wait til last minute to raise debt limit

    Lew says Congress shouldn't wait til last minute to raise debt limit
    In the wake of a new, earlier deadline to raise the debt limit, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew warned lawmakers Thursday that they needed to move quickly to increase the nation's borrowing authority or risk damaging the strengthening economy. "They...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Treasury chief presses Congress to raise debt limit as deadline nears

    Treasury chief presses Congress to raise debt limit as deadline nears
    WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Monday pressured Congress to raise the debt limit well before an end-of-the month deadline, warning that lawmakers risked derailing a potential "breakthrough year for our economy" if they don't act quickly....
  • House Republicans backing off to avoid debt standoff

    WASHINGTON — With another major fiscal deadline looming at month's end, House Republicans are preparing to seek only modest concessions from President Obama to raise the nation's debt ceiling and will instead try to press their political advantage...
  • As U.S. hits debt limit, business group urges Congress to raise it

    As U.S. hits debt limit, business group urges Congress to raise it
    WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. hit its debt limit on Friday, a leading business group urged Congress to act quickly to raise it to avoid damaging the economy. The Business Roundtable sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Thursday night warning that...