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Tim Geithner: Give Presidents The Power To Act Unilaterally During Financial Crises

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wants to expand executive authority so that presidents can act as swiftly in times of financial crisis as t...

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Geithner Accused Of Lying In New Tell-All Book | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

Tim Geithner did not exactly become America's Sweetheart during his tenure as our financial-crisis Treasury secretary. And his new memoir isn't winnin...

Geithner to Wall Street

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.18.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


A Change Of Scenery For Geithner

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is joining private-equity firm Warburg Pincus, the Wall Street Journal reported o...

Geithner Turned Obama Down For Fed Consideration: Report

Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama approached former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about succeeding Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the New...

LOOK: Jack Lew's Awful Signature Gets A Makeover

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

It took a few months, but Treasury Secretary Jack Lew finally made good on a bizarre promise to President Obama to fix his sloppy penmanship. "Jack...

Timothy Geithner Told Advisers 'F**k The Banks': Report

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business

Some have criticized outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for not being tough enough on the banks during and after the financial crisis. A...

Tim Geithner On 'Justice': 'I Never Felt That Was My Thing'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business

Now that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is close to leaving his post, he's opening up more about his role during the financial crisis. The cri...

Geithner: Solving Housing Crisis 'Just Was Not Possible'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.18.2013 | Business

His critics say that departing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's legacy will be forever tainted by a failure to help stem the housing crisis. But ...

After Rollercoaster Ride At Treasury, Geithner's Career Approaches Close

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Timothy Geithner, who played a lead role combating the global financial crisis as U.S. Treasury secretary, will step down from hi...

Cabinet Shuffle Puts Obama In Tough Spot

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

By Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plans to leave near the end of January p...

Report: Tim Geithner To Step Down Before Debt Ceiling Debate

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.03.2013 | Business

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner reportedly plans to step down at the end of January even if lawmakers don’t reach an agreement on the debt ceili...

Will Tim Geithner Lead Us Over or Around the Fiscal Cliff?

Robert Reich | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

If "pragmatic deal maker," as the Wall Street Journal describes Geithner, means someone who believes any deal with Republicans is better than no deal, and deficit reduction is more important than job creation, we could be in for a difficult December.

Tim Geithner's Secret Weapon

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business

Tim Geithner has a secret weapon, one that could help the country avoid a recession caused by the fiscal cliff. The Treasury Secretary could freeze...

Geithner Says U.S. 'Absolutely' Should Scrap Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the U.S. "absolutely" should get rid of the debt ceiling as soon as possible. "It would have been time a l...

Another Unsolvable Problem Forces Geithner To Stay On The Job

Reuters | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

* Geithner has made clear won't serve in second term * Unclear Senate will approve new Treasury chief by then * Obama ch...

Sheila Bair: Tim Geithner Gave Citigroup What It Wanted

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.27.2012 | Business

Former financial regulator Sheila Bair says that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was primarily concerned with shoring up Citigroup and other banks...

Filling Geithner's (Small) Shoes

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Timothy Geithner has said that he'll step down as Treasury Secretary at the end of Obama's first term. Assuming that Mitt Romney keeps self-destructing and Obama wins a second term, who should succeed him? Just as Obama's choice in 2008 of an economic team led by Larry Summers and Tim Geithner told you a lot about what kind of president he'd be (and not be), Obama will signal a lot in his selection of Geithner's replacement. In an economic crisis, the treasury secretary (tied with the Fed chairman) becomes the most important domestic public official after the president.

Tim Geithner Defends His Role In The Libor Scandal

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

Timothy Geithner defended his role in the growing Libor scandal on Wednesday, telling CNBC that he acted "early" and forcefully" after learning that b...

Geithner Drawn Into Libor Scandal

The Washington Post | Jia Lynn Yang | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business

While president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Timothy F. Geithner pressed British regulators to reform the way a critical global benchmark ...

Why Speculation Is Growing That Geithner Will Head To Goldman

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business

Is Geithner next? Andrew Williams, a former spokesman for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, is headed to Goldman Sachs at the end of July, the ...

Geithner Knew Exactly Who He Wanted To Replace Him

Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

When Tim Geithner mulled leaving his job as Treasury Secretary last year, he already had a successor in mind: the Secretary of State. Geithner argu...

Merkel: Fiscal Union An Unavoidable 'Herculean Task'

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business

* Merkel speaks in parliament before June 18-19 G20 summit * Calls debt mutualisation "counterproductive" * German leade...

Geithner: 'We Can't Cut Our Way To Growth'

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

* U.S. faces choice in how to keep expansion going * Oil prices a worry, need to keep eye on Iran * Europe's actions hav...

Tim Geithner: We Need To Make Sure Corporations 'Pay Their Fair Share'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

If you're feeling upset while filing your taxes this year, knowing that super-rich Americans like Mitt Romney could be paying a lower tax rate, Treasu...