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Obama lines up Jack Lew for Treasury

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President Barack Obama was expected to name Washington veteran Jack Lew as his next Treasury chief as early as Thursday, stocking his team for the next tense budget showdown with Republicans. 

President Barack Obama plans to nominate his chief of staff Jack Lew, who is pictured here in 2012, as his next Treasury secretary, replacing Timothy Geithner, US media reported.

Lew, the White House chief of staff, is steeped in often tricky US politics, and sources familiar with the selection process said Obama considered what they described as his deep knowledge of domestic and international economics.

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