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Lew Urges Congress to Raise Debt Limit to Give Economy Certainty

Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said Congress needs to raise the nation’s debt ceiling to help give the economy some “certainty.”

“Congress has to act,” Lew said in an interview today on CNBC television. “We are not going to be negotiating over the debt limit.”

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