Articles About Timothy Geithner

Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
10.20.2010

Global Financial Reform Hits a Roadblock

Two years after the global financial meltdown and collapse of Lehman Brothers, world leaders seem to have reached an impasse over crucial proposals designed to prevent the same devastating scenario from occurring in the future.  The stalemate is so serious that there may be little chance that needed changes will be made. Executives at the […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
09.27.2010

Elizabeth Warren Tapped to Create Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

President Barack Obama’s decision to name Wall Street’s archenemy Elizabeth Warren as his special advisor to direct the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau bypasses the often confrontational Senate confirmation process.  The Harvard law professor is now tasked with building a new government agency that will crack down on abusive financial practices such as […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
09.14.2010

Obama Administration Sets Its Sights on Housing Reform

The Obama administration – fresh from its financial regulation reform legislative victory – is not resting on its laurels.  Next on the busy agenda is reforming the American housing market, which is viewed by many as the root of the financial crisis. In a response to collapsing housing prices and waves of foreclosures, the administration […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
08.09.2010

Geithner Gains New Powers With Financial Regulation Overhaul

With the passage of historic financial reform legislation, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is being given the authority to reshape bank regulations, oversee financial markets and create a consumer protection agency.  Few Treasury secretaries will wield this much influence once President Obama signs the new financial overhaul legislation passed by Congress. Geithner’s fingerprints are all over […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
08.03.2010

Geithner Gains New Powers With Financial Regulation Overhaul

With the passage of historic financial reform legislation, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is being given the authority to reshape bank regulations, oversee financial markets and create a consumer protection agency.  Few Treasury secretaries will wield this much influence once President Obama signs the new financial overhaul legislation passed by Congress. Geithner’s fingerprints are all over […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
04.16.2010

Geithner: Sustainable Economic Growth Has Started

The United States economy is entering an era of sustainable growth as companies begin hiring again.  That’s the opinion of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who said “I think the economy is definitely getting stronger. We’ve made a lot of progress, we’ve got some work to do still and it’s going to take some time to […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
02.22.2010

Successful TARP Extended Through Most of 2010

An independent audit released by the bipartisan Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) has found the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to be effective, so much so that the Department of the Treasury has extended it to October 3, 2010.  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner plans to use the remaining funds to assist families facing foreclosure […]

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Author:
Mike Ochs
Posted:
02.16.2010

Barney Frank: Scrap Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) wants to scrap Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in favor of an entirely new mortgage-financing system. According to Frank, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and who previously supported the programs, “The committee will be recommending abolishing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in their current forms and coming up with […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
01.14.2010

Czar Kenneth Feinberg Wants Across-the-Board Executive Pay Cuts

Compensation czar Kenneth Feinberg – officially, the Obama administration’s special master for executive compensation – believes that the pay reductions he mandated at seven taxpayer-rescued firms should become the model  for Wall Street and corporate America. “There is entirely too much reliance on cash and there’s got to be a better way to tie corporate […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
12.16.2009

How Do You Solve a Problem Like TARP?

The Obama Administration is giving serious thought to the best use of the remaining funds that are part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) financial bailout. The President – under pressure to bring down the deficit that has grown as the government seeks to reverse the economic crisis — is considering using a significant […]

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