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  • DRESDEN, Germany— Finance ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies heard a sharp call from U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to find agreement on more financial help for Greece. Lew said that further delaying Europe's six-month old talks with Greece was "courting an accident"— such as a Greek default or messy exit from the euro, which could have...

  • DRESDEN, Germany— Economic growth that's not as strong as everyone would like. A potential financial blowup in Greece. Those were three of the most pressing topics hanging over top finance officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies at their gathering in Dresden, Germany.

  • DRESDEN, Germany— Top finance officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are gathering in Germany this week to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy. U.S. officials are pressing countries such as Germany that have strong finances to invest more to stimulate their economies. The Group of Seven, or G-7, meets against the background of a...

  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. Separate legislation to prevent parts of the anti-terror USA Patriot Act from lapsing on June 1 was caught in a...

  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill Friday, 22 May 2015 | 9:23 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. Senate passage of the trade bill capped two weeks of tense votes and near-death experiences for legislation the...

  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill Friday, 22 May 2015 | 3:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. A total of 48 Republicans supported the measure, but only 14 of the Senate's 44 Democrats backed a president of their...

  • In its annual report to Congress, the Financial Stability Oversight Council said recent cyberattacks have heightened concerns about the potential of even more destructive attacks that could significantly disrupt the workings of the financial system. It is chaired by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and includes representatives from other government...

  • Obama, Senate Republicans work together on trade bill Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and control of Congress. McConnell is one of President Barack Obama's fiercest critics in...

  • 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 speaks during a meeting with Indian business leaders in Mumbai February 11, 2015.

    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.