US Senate confirms Obama treasury secretary (AFP)

Timothy Geithner testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on his nomination to be Treasury secretary on January 21, 2009 at the Dirksen Senate office Building in Washington, DC. The US Senate voted Monday to confirm Geithner as US treasury secretary, despite misgivings over his personal tax problems and ongoing government efforts to rescue the battered US economy.(AFP/File/Mandel Ngan)AFP – The US Senate voted Monday to confirm Timothy Geithner as US treasury secretary, despite misgivings over his personal tax problems and ongoing government efforts to rescue the battered US economy.

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