Senate committee plans vote on Lew
The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee says the committee will vote Tuesday on the nomination of former White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be treasury secretary.
Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana said that Lew has answered the committee’s questions “in a thorough and fully transparent manner” and the committee has conducted a “thorough review” of the nominee.
Lew would succeed Timothy Geithner in President Barack Obama’s second-term Cabinet.
Gas plant in terror siege resumes work
A gas installation in AlgeriaSFlbthat was the site of a terrorist attack last month that left 37 hostages dead partially resumed production Sunday, as the head of the state-owned energy company said he would request armed personnel for energy plants to help prevent assaults on sites that can be hundreds of miles from the nearest city.
Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal started up one of three gas streams at the Ain Amenas site, bringing it up to about 35 percent capacity, state radio said.
Vindicator wire reports
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