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Critics Wonder Whether Pennies Make Sense Anymore

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Treasury Secretary Keeps Up Pressure To Raise Debt Limit

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'Time Is Short' On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

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President Obama announces nomination of Jack Lew for Treasury

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