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This Jan. 2012 file photo shows then-Budget Director Jack Lew, left, listening as President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Lew, the current White House chief of staff is President Barack Obama's expected pick to lead the Treasury Department, with an announcement possible before the end of the week. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Jack Lew expected to be next Treasury Secretary

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House chief of staff Jack Lew is President Barack Obama's expected pick to lead the Treasury Department, with an announcement possible before the end of the week, as the administration moves to fill the most critical jobs in the Cabinet.

White House officials would not confirm that a final decision had been made. But aides did not dispute that Lew is emerging as the consensus choice.

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