Senate Panel Recommends Confirmation for Geithner

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After yesterday's four-hour hearing, in which the Senate Finance Committee grilled Timothy Geithner over national financial policy and his own personal tax gaffes, the nominee was recommended to the full Senate for confirmation as Treasury secretary. The 18–5 vote is expected to be followed by a speedy processing in the Democrat-controlled body. [CNN Money]