Lew Says He Is Optimistic About U.S. Budget Deal

March 14 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talks about budget negotiations between the Obama administration and Republicans. Lew also discusses the administration's fiscal policies, the possible impact of federal spending cuts on the economy and the overhaul of U.S. banking regulations. He speaks with Peter Cook on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)
Japan Households Still Suffering From Tax Hike: Okubo
08:41 - Takuji Okubo, chief economist at Japan Macro Advisors in Tokyo, talks about the nation's economy and central bank policy. Japan's inflation slowed more than forecast in February, with a gauge that strips out last year's sales-tax increase grinding to a halt. Okubo speaks with Yvonne Man on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)
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