Lew calls for more efforts to boost global growth

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the U.S. economy is strengthening, but he is concerned that other nations are not doing their part to boost global growth.

Lew says the United States took decisive steps after the 2008 financial crisis to get its economy growing. But he says there has been a less determined response in other nations to their own economic problems.

Without naming specific countries, Lew stresses a "need for more action in quite a number of parts of the world." He says that the U.S. acting alone cannot "pull the global economy to where it needs to be."

His comments came during a speech previewing this weekend's joint meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington.