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Secretary of scribble?

American wallets will soon be stuffed with some loopy-looking dollars. The squiggly, unreadable signature (above) of Jack Lew, the new Treasury Secretary, will appear on the lower-right corner of all newly printed money. Lew's scribble has been compared to ramen noodles, curly fries, and crazy straws. The Treasury Secretary is one of 15 members of the president's Cabinet. The job involves managing the nation's currency and debt. Timothy Geithner, Lew's predecessor, also had a messy signature, but a cleaned-up version was stamped on paper money. As for Lew's signature, President Obama doesn't seem worried. When he announced Lew's appointment in January, he said, "Jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter legible."

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Title Annotation:The Cabinet; new Treasury Secretary Jack Lew
Publication:New York Times Upfront
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 13, 2013
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