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September 10, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- While his boss, President Obama, faces a tough reelection run, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner tackled his own race last weekend -- and grabbed a top-10 finish in his age category. Geithner, 51, competed in the Nation's Triathlon Sunday in Washington, D.C., a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Geithner finished ninth among men 50 to 54 years old with a time of 2:33:07, according to the race website. Billed as Washington's premier triathlon, the race involves a 1.5-mile swim in the Potomac River, a 40-mile bike ride and a 10-kilometer run. Geithner completed the swim in 29:10, the bike ride in 1:13:52, and the 10K in 45:51, according to the official results on the event's website.  His time was 316th overall among the race's 3,137 finishers.
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BUSINESS
August 1, 2012 | By William D'Urso, Los Angeles Times
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithnersaid Europe has the tools to fix its financial problems and its leaders remain committed to ending the continent's debt crisis. Speaking to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on Tuesday, Geithner said that central bankers must act swiftly because the problems in Europe are slowing global growth. He had just returned from a trip to Europe where he met with politicians and policymakers. "This is completely within their financial abilities to solve," Geithner said.
BUSINESS
July 27, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner told lawmakers that he doesn't think the manipulation of the scandal-plagued Libor standard by large banks cost taxpayers money when the benchmark interest rate was used to set some bailout terms. Still, he said, Treasury officials are investigating how the London Interbank Offered Rate affected bailout costs. For the second straight day of congressional hearings Thursday, Geithner defended his handling of concerns raised in 2008 that large banks were manipulating Libor.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera and Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - It's an obscure statistic with an unwieldy name, but the furor over alleged manipulation of a key global interest rate is mushrooming into one of the worst-ever scandals to hit Wall Street. The London Interbank Offered Rate, or Libor, is a benchmark used to set interest rates for trillions of dollars of consumer loans, including mortgages and credit cards. Criminal prosecutors in the U.S. and other countries are investigating whether major banks rigged Libor to boost profits.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner told lawmakers Wednesday that he acted appropriately as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York when he learned in 2008 that a key international interest rate could be manipulated by large banks. But despite concerns that the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, was vulnerable to under-reporting by banks at the time, Geithner said he and other Fed officials felt it was not a problem to use the rate to set the terms for the $182 billion bailout of American International Group and a $1-trillion emergency lending program called the Term-Asset Backed Securities Loan Facility.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 22 - 28 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco; Darrell Hammond; Neil Barofsky. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Reports from London include a preview of the Olympics; eating like an Olympic athlete. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Jessica Alba, Guy Fieri, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Buddy Valastro.
BUSINESS
July 16, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera and Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - A House committee is launching a bipartisan investigation into allegations that large banks rigged a key interest rate, and will start by questioning Federal Reserve ChairmanBen S. Bernanke and Treasury SecretaryTimothy F. Geithner at upcoming hearings. At the same time, officials at the country's largest public pension fund, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, said Monday they were examining the effect of the rate-fixing scandal and might seek damages if they could be calculated.
NEWS
April 15, 2012 | By Matea Gold
WASHINGTON -- Top Obama administration aides pushed back Sunday against a charge by Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney that women have suffered the brunt of the weak economy during the president's tenure. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner called Romney's claim that women have accounted for 92% of the jobs lost since Obama took office “ridiculous and very misleading.” “It's a meaningless way to look at the basic contours of the economy,” Geithner told Bob Schieffer on CBS' “Face the Nation,” adding that male-dominated industries such as construction and manufacturing were drained of jobs when the recession began underPresident George W. Bush.
NATIONAL
April 15, 2012 | By Matea Gold, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — President Obama's top economic advisors pushed back hard Sunday against a charge by Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney that American women have suffered the brunt of the weak economy over the last three years. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner called Romney's claim that women have accounted for 92% of the jobs lost since Obama took office "ridiculous and very misleading. " The broadside came after a week in which the two campaigns had traded barbs over which candidate was more supportive of working women.
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