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Warren Buffet would be surprised if stock prices fell 50%

Warren Buffet would be surprised if stock prices fell 50%

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- Warren Buffet said Friday that he would be "surprised a lot" if stock prices globally fell by 50 percent, but said another financial crisis was possible.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.
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Geithner takes job with private equity firm

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who stepped down in January, has taken a job with the private equity firm Warburg Pincus.

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Senate aide says White House working on replacement for Bernanke

Senate aide says White House working on replacement for Bernanke

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- White House officials are working to select a replacement for U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, whose second term ends in January, a Senate aide said.
President Obama hints Bernanke may be gone as Fed chief in 2014

President Obama hints Bernanke may be gone as Fed chief in 2014

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- President Obama indicated he would replace U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke when his term expires next year.

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U.S. markets fade late in session ... Jack Lew sworn in as treasury secretary ... Florida insurer airs dirty laundry list ... Sales of horsemeat up in France ... News from United Press International.

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Jack Lew sworn in as treasury secretary

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Jack Lew was sworn in as treasury secretary Thursday in a private ceremony hosted by President Obama.

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Senate confirms Lew as treasury secretary

Senate confirms Lew as treasury secretary

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday voted handily to confirm Jack Lew as treasury secretary despite reservations by some Republicans.

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GM says it did not request CEO raise

DETROIT, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker General Motors denied it had asked the government for a 20 percent raise for Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson.
Senate committee approves Lew

Senate committee approves Lew

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Senate Finance Committee approved Jack Lew as the next U.S. treasury secretary.
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Timothy Franz Geithner (pronounced /ˈɡaɪtnər/; born August 18, 1961) is an American economist, central banker, and civil servant. He is the 75th and current United States Secretary of the Treasury, serving under President Barack Obama. He was previously the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Geithner's position includes a large role in directing the Federal Government's spending on the late-2000s financial crisis, including allocation of $350 billion of funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program enacted during the previous administration. At the end of his first year in office, he continued to deal with multiple high visibility issues, including administration efforts to restructure the regulation of the nation's financial system, attempts to spur recovery of both the mortgage market and the automobile industry, demands for protectionism, President Obama's tax changes, and negotiations with foreign governments on approaches to worldwide financial issues.

Geithner was born in New York City, but spent most of his childhood in other countries, including present-day Zimbabwe, Zambia, India, and Thailand where he completed high school at the International School Bangkok. He attended Dartmouth College, in the tradition of his father and paternal grandfather, graduating with an A.B. in government and Asian studies in 1983. In the process he studied Mandarin at Peking University in 1981 and at Beijing Normal University in 1982. He earned an M.A. in international economics and East Asian studies from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in 1985. He has studied Mandarin and Japanese.

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