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Obama wants fast confirmation for Lew at Treasury

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President Barack Obama picked Jack Lew as his new Treasury secretary Thursday and called on the Senate to confirm him as quickly as possible, so he can press on with the work of reviving the economy. 

US President Barack Obama announces his choice of Jack Lew (R) as the next Treasury Secretary in the East Room of the White House on January 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Lew, Obama's current chief of staff, is slated to take over from Tim Geithner, who stood by Obama's side at the darkest moments of the crisis that was hammering American jobs and prosperity when he took office in 2009.

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