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  • Treasury and Congress at odds on debt limit timetable  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Congress should act as soon as possible and make sure there are no more self-inflicted wounds, says U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, discussing why lawmakers need to act in a timely manner to increase the nation's debt limit so the government can pay its bills.

  • Lew letter urges raising debt limit  Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has sent another letter to Congress to urge them to act quickly on raising the debt limit before the February 7th deadline.

  • Adam Posen, Peterson Institute for International Economics president, discusses the challenges for the European Central Bank and growth prospects for the euro zone.

  • Lew flies in to Germany export storm Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 8:54 AM ET
    Cranes and containers in the port of Hamburg, Germany

    Germany's reliance on export-driven growth was a hot topic when U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew arrived in Berlin on Wednesday.

  • U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Tuesday, with investors awaiting the publication of trade data.

  • US’s Lew calls for European ‘growth agenda’ Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 6:18 AM ET
    Jack Lew

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has renewed calls for Europe to pursue growth-boosting policies rather than austerity in a conference in Paris.

  • What to expect from Lew's tour of Europe  Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 1:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Tom Mackenzie looks at what to expect from U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's tour of Europe.

  • Debt ceiling could be hit in February: Lew Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 9:15 AM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    The Obama administration says the government may not be able to pay its bills as soon as February if lawmakers do not raise the federal debt ceiling.

  • WeedMaps: Meet the Yelp of the marijuana business Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 10:49 AM ET

    Pot-related businesses keep springing up, and one of them is WeedMaps.com, which could be called the Yelp of the medical marijuana business.

  • Govt sells last of GM stake, takes $10 billion loss Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    The US government ended up losing $10.5 billion on the General Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse.

  • Lew: Pieces in place to end too big to fail  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 7:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's address later today on financial reforms.

  • More measures needed to secure banks: Treasury's Lew Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 6:20 AM ET
    Jack Lew

    In a speech Thursday, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will make it clear that more measures may be needed to strengthen the global financial system.

  • Former Treasury Sec. Geithner joins Warburg Pincus Saturday, 16 Nov 2013 | 9:03 AM ET

    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has taken a job as president of the private equity firm Warburg Pincus.

  • Replacing the sequester  Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 7:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is saying it's time to get rid of the sequester, but replace it with other spending cuts. CNBC contributor Keith Boykin, and Noelle Nikpour, author of "Branding America," weigh in.

  • Not everyone vowing to avoid another govt shutdown Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 7:53 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Leaders from both parties insist a new government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusive and Sen. Ted Cruz is urging a repeat.

  • White House sees progress on debt ceiling, shutdown Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 4:06 PM ET
    White House press secretary Jay Carney gestures during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, where he spoke about the budget and partial government shutdown.

    Republicans were prepared to offer a deal featuring both an increase in the debt limit and an end to the government shutdown in return for spending cuts.

  • Russia: US says debt impasse will end soon Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 9:57 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    U.S. government finance leaders told G20 members they would resolve the U.S. debt impasse by Oct. 17, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said.

  • Most see debt ceiling as 'serious problem'—poll Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 3:58 PM ET

    Fully 63% of Americans call failure to raise the nation's debt limit "a real and serious problem," while just 15% said it would not be.

  • Boehner: Debt ceiling increase in return for talks Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 11:36 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) speaks with members of the House Republican leadership during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol following a meeting of the House Republican conference October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    Speaker Boehner said that the GOP would offer a temporary increase in the debt ceiling in return for discussions with Obama on the budget and deficit.

  • Cherry-picking US debts irresponsible: Lew Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 9:07 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned Congress on Thursday that a failure to raise the debt ceiling in a timely fashion would imperil the global economy.