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  • The Treasury Department says in its monthly report that total holdings rose to $6.175 trillion, an increase of 0.7 percent over the May level. China, the largest foreign owner of Treasury debt, boosted its holdings 0.1 percent in June to $1.27 trillion. Since March, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has been employing emergency procedures to keep the government's...

  • Jack Lew calls out China on cybersecurity Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 9:40 AM ET
    Jack Lew

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew called out China, saying it must "abide by certain standards of behavior within cyberspace."

  • Bernanke 'appalled' by plan to drop Hamilton Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    Former Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    "Say it ain't so, Jack." That's the headline on Ben Bernanke's blog post about the plan to replace Alexander Hamilton with a woman on the $10 bill.

  • US Treasurer: Real reason behind $10 bill change Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Ten dollar bills

    There is one practical reason why the U.S. Treasury Department decided to move forward with adding a woman to the $10 bill.

  • Why not put Muriel Siebert on the $10 bill? Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:08 AM ET
    Muriel Siebert, the first woman to ever hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.

    A female economic trailblazer like Muriel Siebert belongs on the $10, not a politician or a First Lady, says Jake Novak.

  • 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.