Crisis may force approval of Treasury nominee (Reuters)

President Barack Obama's Treasury Secretary nominee Timothy Geithner talks with people in the crowd as he waits for the start of the 'We Are One' Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, January 18, 2009. (Jason Reed/Reuters)Reuters – President Barack Obama’s nominee for U.S. Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, though tarnished by disclosures of his failure to pay taxes, is likely too uniquely qualified for Congress to reject amid hopes to contain the worst economic downturn in decades.

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