Senate confirms Geithner as treasury secretary (AP)

In this Jan. 21, 2009 file photo, Treasury Secretary-designate Timothy Geithner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)AP – New York Federal Reserve Bank President Timothy Geithner won confirmation Monday as President Barack Obama’s treasury secretary despite personal tax lapses that turned more than a third of the Senate against him.

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