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Senate confirms Lew as next Treasury Secretary

The Senate has confirmed Jack Lew, a former budget director and chief of staff to the president, as the next Secretary of the Treasury. The vote was 71 to 26.


Jack Lew expected to be next Treasury Secretary

White House chief of staff Jack Lew is President Barack Obama's expected pick to lead the Treasury Department, with an announcement possible before the end of the week.


Reports: Tim Geithner to leave Treasury by end of month

Bloomberg and Politico have reported that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will leave his post with the Obama administration by the end of January.


'Cliff' talks: Geithner invites GOP counteroffer

Timothy Geithner

President Obama is ready for difficult concessions to reach a deficit deal, but GOP lawmakers must first commit to higher tax rates on the rich and specify what additional spending cuts they want in a deal to avoid the looming "fiscal cliff," Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said.


Geithner says far behind on housing finance reform

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Wednesday that the United States was far behind on reforming the country's housing finance system where the government's mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac provide funding for the bulk of U.S. home loans.


Timothy Geithner says a second term unlikely at Treasury

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner says he's "confident" he won't be serving a second term, even if President Obama is reelected.


Geithner says growth too slow, need jobs bill

Economic growth has gained some strength but remains too slow and would benefit from passage of a package of job proposals that congressional Republicans have blocked, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Saturday.


Geithner: I did not ignore Obama order

Geithner: I did not ignore Obama order

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner -- and other White House officials -- are challenging a new book that slams President Obama's economic t ...


Timothy Geithner says he'll stay at Treasury

Timothy Geithner says he'll stay at Treasury

The secretary's decision not to leave means President Obama can avoid a Senate confirmation fight to fill the post during a time of financial turmoil. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner will not be stepping down, ending speculation that the key Obama administration advisor was preparing to resign.


GOP Urges White House to Draft Plan B for Debt

Republican lawmakers are stepping up pressure on the Obama administration to craft a Plan B just in case budget talks fall through and the debt ceiling remains frozen past the Aug. 2 deadline Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has set.


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