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Treasury’s Lew to Europe

Let’s hope this isn’t a repeat of Woodrow Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference. In his first trip to Europe as Treasury secretary, Jacob Lew will try to persuade European finance ministers to focus more on growth and less on austerity. Europe’s problems have not gotten better, with the sovereign debt crisis still roiling, unemployment rates rising, and the euro-zone economy shrinking.

April 8, 2013 8:09 AM