Obama to nominate Lew as Treasury secretary Thursday -source

WASHINGTON Wed Jan 9, 2013 11:14am EST

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WASHINGTON Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will nominate White House chief of staff Jack Lew as his next Treasury secretary on Thursday, replacing Timothy Geithner, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Lew had been widely expected to be tapped for the role. He has served as budget director for Obama and for former President Bill Clinton.

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