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  • Would Greek exit help or hurt Europe's currency union? Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 2:33 AM ET

    Greece could leave the euro. For Greece, the short-term pain and turmoil could be extreme whereas the currency union would likely survive the initial shock. Ironically, a few experts think one of the most devastating outcomes for the euro would be if Greece leaves and, against all expectation, thrives.

  • The next act: what happens now in Greece's drama Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 12:45 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Greece has entered the twilight zone. Between now and then Greece remains suspended between collapse and an uncertain rescue, between membership in the 19- member euro club and the possibility of a humiliating exit. If Greece doesn't pay, it will take a while for the IMF to actually declare Greece in default.

  • A woman will be on the next $10 bill Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 9:58 PM ET
    Ten dollar bills

    The U.S. Treasury revealed that it will select a woman for the next $10 bill, and it's soliciting the public's opinion.

  • Jack Lew urges broad deal on Greece, details later Friday, 29 May 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks at a press conference at the IMF/WB Spring Meetings in Washington, DC.

    Greece and its creditors need to quickly agree on a deal to address the crisis and then work out the details, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said.

  • Lew adds his voice to warnings of a Greek 'accident' Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 11:48 AM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    U.S. Treasury Secretary fears a Greek "accident" and warned that the country and its creditors needed to "double down" their efforts.

  • Lew: Central bankers have realized need to be clear Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 7:18 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill, February 5, 2015 in Washington.

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said conversations between central bankers in the U.S. have shown they understand the need to clearly communicate.

  • US panel: ETFs, bond funds carry potential risks Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:24 AM ET
    Risk

    Exchange-traded funds and fixed income mutual funds could potentially pose risks to the marketplace during times of stress, according to a report.

  • May 11- The U.S. government on Monday said MetLife Inc's lawsuit fighting its designation as being systemically important to the economy, often referred to as "too big to fail," should be dismissed. MetLife had in January became the first nonbank to challenge a decision by the Financial Stability Oversight Council, a panel led by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, that...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 25 Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Treasury Department will host its annual State Small Business Credit Initiative conference. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the New York Association for Business Economics- 1645 GMT. WASHINGTON- Former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan speaks before the 17th...

  • Lew: Here's the remedy for strong dollar pain Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew also touched on a sluggish first quarter and bond market uncertainty in a CNBC interview.

  • Jack Lew: US consumers have more cash in pocket Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Jack Lew: US consumers have more cash in pocket

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talks to CNBC's Sara Eisen about the US economy and the fact that lower gas prices have given consumers more cash in their pockets.

  • Consumers have more cash in their pockets: Lew Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Consumers have more cash in their pockets: Lew

    CNBC's Sara Eisen sits down with United States Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, to discuss the impact from cheaper oil.

  • Lew: Data always noisy, US economy will grow Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Lew: Data always noisy, US economy will continue growth

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talks to CNBC's Sara Eisen about the US economy and how there can be stronger growth around the world. The US is doing better than most other countries around the world, he says.

  • Lew to Congress: Temporary funding steps taken Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 2:50 PM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    The U.S. Treasury has stopped issuing state and local government bonds ahead of the looming breach of the debt limit.

  • Lew sends letter to Boehner Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 2:04 PM ET
    Lew sends letter to Boehner

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has issued a new letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner on the U.S. debt limit.

  • Lew to Congress: You have 10 days to hike ceiling Saturday, 7 Mar 2015 | 9:11 AM ET
    Jack Lew

    Unless Congress takes action, the U.S. will hit its debt limit on Mar. 16, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote in a Friday letter.

  • US hits debt limit March 16th: Sec. Lew Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 9:45 AM ET
    US hits debt limit March 16th: Sec. Lew

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the Treasury will need to take extraordinary measures to finance the government on a temporary basis, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Lew: Like to see more global growth Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    Lew: Like to see more global growth

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew shares his thoughts about the ongoing port problems on the West Coast, the strong U.S. dollar and "weak spots" in global economies.

  • Lew: Tamp down rhetoric on Greece Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 7:02 AM ET
    Lew: Tamp down rhetoric on Greece

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew discusses what concerns him about Greece's possible exit from the euro zone and whether sanctions are impacting Russia.

  • Lew: US economy turned corner Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 6:05 AM ET
    Lew: US economy turned a corner

    CNBC's Steve Liesman talks to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, about Friday's strong jobs report, wages and taxes.