Geithner joins the Council on Foreign Relations
February 6th, 2013
09:46 AM ET
2 years ago

Geithner joins the Council on Foreign Relations

New York (CNNMoney) - Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will join the Council on Foreign Relations later this month as a distinguished fellow, the New York-based think tank announced Thursday.

Geithner has a masters in international economics and much of his early career focused on that field. He had been under secretary of Treasury for international affairs during the Clinton administration, moving to CFR as a senior fellow in 2001, and then onto the International Monetary Fund later that year.

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Timing on Geithner successor is key
January 3rd, 2013
03:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Timing on Geithner successor is key

Washington (CNNMoney) - It's long been expected that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner would stay on long enough in the job to play a key role in the fiscal cliff negotiations. Now that the deal is done, observers say the White House has a small window to name a successor.

Geithner is expected to stay on until the end of this month.

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Filed under: Tim Geithner • Treasury
Geithner: U.S. to hit debt ceiling on Monday
December 26th, 2012
04:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Geithner: U.S. to hit debt ceiling on Monday

New York (CNNMoney) – Government borrowing will hit the debt ceiling on Monday, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said in a letter to Congress Wednesday.

As a result, the Treasury Department will soon start using what it calls "extraordinary measures" to prevent government borrowing from exceeding the legal limit, Geithner wrote.

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CNN Poll: High marks for first lady; mixed reviews for Cabinet members
December 26th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: High marks for first lady; mixed reviews for Cabinet members

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's Cabinet - currently undergoing a mid-presidency shuffle - receives mixed reviews in a CNN/ORC International poll released Wednesday.

But the president's wife, first lady Michelle Obama, still gets high marks as she prepares for another four years in the White House alongside the president.
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Geithner criticizes Romney's 'ridiculous' analysis
April 15th, 2012
11:46 AM ET
2 years ago

Geithner criticizes Romney's 'ridiculous' analysis

(CNN) – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Sunday called Mitt Romney's argument that women have been disproportionately affected by the economic downturn "ridiculous."

Geithner said Romney's premise that 92.3% of the jobs lost in the country were among women has been debunked, adding that men, women and families alike have been hurt by the economy.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Tim Geithner
Obama renews push for consumer bureau chief
December 1st, 2011
08:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama renews push for consumer bureau chief

Washington (CNNMoney) - The Obama Administration is renewing its push for the Senate to confirm a director to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

"The longer we wait to confirm a director, the more we're leaving millions of Americans who aren't doing business with banks vulnerable to the kind of predation and abuse that caused so much damage in this crisis," said Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner at a press conference Thursday.

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Geithner: Republicans have 'no plan' to create jobs
November 10th, 2011
12:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Geithner: Republicans have 'no plan' to create jobs

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says Republicans in Congress don't have a plan to create jobs - a statement Republicans in Congress dispute.
"Unless the Republicans are willing to do more things to help the economy right now, then unemployment will stay too high," Geither said in an interview that aired Wednesday with CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin.

The remarks came on the same day House Speaker John Boehner released a list of 132 American economists who he says support his "Plan for America's Job Creators," a collection of 22 bills passed by the Republican-led House but stuck in the Democrat-led Senate.

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Filed under: Jobs • Republicans • Tim Geithner
Geithner: We will 'prevail' over banks
October 5th, 2011
12:09 AM ET
3 years ago

Geithner: We will 'prevail' over banks

New York (CNNMoney) - Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Tuesday joined a chorus of Democratic officials hitting back at bank fees, saying the administration "will prevail" in the battle over banking reforms.

"There are no surprises, nothing strange about the fact that banks are resisting it - are pushing back," Geithner told CNN's Erin Burnett. "They are trying to weaken those reforms."

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RNC to Obama: Fire Geithner
August 8th, 2011
03:03 PM ET
3 years ago

RNC to Obama: Fire Geithner

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee called on President Barack Obama to dismiss Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner Monday.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus blamed Obama and Geithner for Standard & Poor's downgrade Friday, saying the administration's "failure to cut the debt" and lower spending over the years directly caused the unprecedented blow to the U.S. credit rating.
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Trump: If I were treasury secretary...
August 8th, 2011
10:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Trump: If I were treasury secretary...

(CNN) - Donald Trump responded Monday to Mike Huckabee's suggestion that he serve as treasury secretary, predicting who would be hurt most by the potential appointment.

"I'll tell you, it would be very painful for China, it would be very painful for OPEC, it would be very painful for many of the countries that are just ripping us off," the real estate mogul said on Fox News.
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Filed under: Donald Trump • Mike Huckabee • Tim Geithner
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