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  • Treasury to take 'extraordinary measures' Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 3:58 PM ET
    Treasury to take 'extraordinary measures'

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Jack Lew says the Treasury will extend into "extraordinary measures" to enable the government to continue paying bills.

  • Defusing the debt ceiling bomb Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 7:42 AM ET
    Defusing the debt ceiling bomb

    Could the U.S. Treasury Department withhold tax refunds if a government default was near? Mark Patterson, Center for American Progress senior fellow, weighs in on the debt ceiling mess on Capitol Hill.

  • US bond prices rally on weak stocks, Chinese data Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    U.S. bonds were largely flat as traders sifted a batch of key corporate earnings and data to determine whether optimism was justified.

  • Lew: Dimon and I share ‘incredulity' on bitcoin Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 8:03 AM ET
    Jack Lew at 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Treasury Secretary Lew calls bitcoin a "phenomenon," but says the government needs to make sure it doesn't become a funding haven for criminals.

  • Bitcoin phenomenon needs more study: Lew Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Bitcoin phenomenon needs more study: Lew

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew comments on the "phenomenon" of bitcoin. "We have to make sure it doesn't become an avenue to funding illegal activities," Lew says.

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

    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
    Lew letter urges raising debt limit

    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.

  • ECB needs to do more than leave rates unchanged: Expert

    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
    What to expect from Lew's tour of Europe

    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
    GM General Motors

    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
    Lew: Pieces in place to end too big to fail

    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
    Replacing the sequester

    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.