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Obama Picks Geithner, an Insider, for Treasury

If there were any left-wing rebels or right-wing reactionaries who still thought President-elect Barack Obama planned a revolution, today they got their answer...

Timothy Geithner's Transformation

The transformation of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will be remembered for its speed and unexpectedness. Just four weeks ago, on the heels of a failed...

Geithner Makes His Pitch for More Regulation

Since the first, dramatic interventions into the financial system by the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve during the collapse of Bear Stearns a year...

Why Geithner's Rescue Plan Spooked the Markets

Timothy Geithner to America: We're going big, aggressive and expensive. On Tuesday, the Treasury Secretary laid out general plans to fix the nation's ailing...

Will Smaller Banks Get Government Help Too?

The day after Timothy Geithner was appointed Secretary of the Treasury, about a month ago, Camden Fine got a call requesting his presence. The head of the...

Treasury Learned of AIG Bonuses Earlier Than Claimed

Although Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told congressional leaders on Tuesday that he learned of AIG's impending $160 million bonus payments to members of...

Geithner Gets a Bad Rap in the AIG Scandal

If you're the kind of person who would be outraged if a paramedic smudged your lipstick while giving you mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, you should definitely be...

Timothy Geithner

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, 48, got off to a rocky start, but the man who holds the economy in his hands has recovered nicely with an ambitious...

The New Sheriffs of Wall Street

A few weeks back, at an event to celebrate the role of women in finance, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner tried to get things started with a joke. He said he...

Tax Tips for Timothy Geithner

Memo to Timothy Geithner: Moving expenses are deductible. Commuting is not. That tax tip, among others, could save Geithner, President Barack Obama's nominee...

The AIG Bonuses: Getting Mad and Getting Even

Clarification Appended: March 18, 2009 The word of the day was well established by Tuesday evening, when Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wrote a letter...

Banks Balk at Selling Toxic Assets

For all the bailout money they've received, some of America's biggest banks are still unwilling to sell many of the toxic assets clogging their balance sheets...