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Stories with person: Jacob Lew
  • Lew says currency design plan winning rave reviews 
    Updated: May-03-16 6:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Tuesday that the reaction to his plan to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill and add civil rights and suffragette leaders to U.S. currency has been "overwhelmingly positive."

  • Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 5:39 pm

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday and officials warned of worse to come if the U.S. Congress doesn't help it dig out from a mountain of debt.

  • Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis, what it means for muni bonds story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 5:11 pm

    NEW YORK - Puerto Rico's worsening debt crisis is dimming the economic outlook for the U.S. territory and putting pressure on Congress to help resolve the situation but it is having little effect on the market for municipal bonds and most investors.

  • US places 5 countries on trade monitoring list 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 6:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has placed five countries - China, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Taiwan - on a new monitoring list designed to pressure foreign governments to tackle large trade imbalances with the United States.

  • Girl who wrote Obama excited over Harriet Tubman on $20 bill story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 7:49 pm

    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - In a few years when Sofia gets her first chance to spend a redesigned $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman, the Massachusetts fifth-grader can take some extra pride in knowing the role she played in getting the first woman portrayed on U.S. paper currency in more than a century.

  • Descendant: Keeping Hamilton on $10 bill is 'huge win' 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 9:08 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Alexander Hamilton is staying on the $10 bill, and a descendant of the nation's first Treasury secretary called the government's decision a "huge win" for Hamilton supporters.

  • Finance leaders pledge forceful response to boost economy story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-16-16 3:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Finance officials on Saturday pledged a more forceful effort to stimulate a sluggish global economy.

  • Editorials from around New England 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 12:14 pm

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

  • Lew: US retreat from global economic stage would be mistake story has photos
    Updated: Apr-11-16 10:48 am

    WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday that Americans have reaped significant benefits from the international architecture put in place after World War II and the United States would be making a serious mistake to retreat from its global leadership role.

  • Analysis: Iran nuclear deal puts US in bind amid criticism 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 4:11 am

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is in a bind. Between Iran and a hard place.

  • Judge: Govt wrongly ignored costs to MetLife of threat tag 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 8:07 pm

    WASHINGTON - A federal judge says the government acted unreasonably by ignoring the costs to MetLife of being targeted for stricter supervision as a potential threat to the financial system.

  • Experts expect corporate tax inversions to survive new rules 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 6:41 pm

    President Barack Obama scored a victory this week when Pfizer scrapped a $160 billion overseas deal that would have kept a chunk of the drugmaker's profits beyond the U.S. tax man's reach.