TIMOTHY GEITHNER

Stock futures signal retreat for equities

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a weaker open on Wall Street on Friday after sharp gains in the previous session, with futures for the S&P 500, for the Dow Jones and for the Nasdaq 100 down 0.8 to 0.9 percent.

BofA chief meets top officials: report

Bank of America (BAC.N) Chief Executive Brian Moynihan met privately this week with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve governor Daniel Tarullo amid the campaign to calm investors and employees about the bank's share price fall, the Wall Street Journal reported.

BofA chief meets top officials: report

Bank of America Chief Executive Brian Moynihan met privately this week with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve governor Daniel Tarullo amid the campaign to calm investors and employees about the bank's share price fall, the Wall Street Journal reported.

White House seeks ideas to shrink foreclosure glut

The Obama administration is looking for new ideas to shrink a glut of foreclosed properties held by mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that are weighing down the housing market and hurting home prices.

White House seeks ideas to shrink foreclosure glut

The Obama administration is looking for new ideas to shrink a glut of foreclosed properties held by mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that are weighing down the housing market and hurting home prices.

China's Wen urges global action to calm markets

China's Premier Wen Jiabao urged nations to work together to stabilize turbulent financial markets on Tuesday as global stocks stumbled on fears that the world economy is headed for a downturn.

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Five-tael (6.65 ounces or 190 grams) gold bars are seen at a jewellery store in Hong Kong in this April 21, 2011 illustration photo.

Bullion strikes record above $1,700 on S&P downgrade

Bullion roared to record highs above $1,700 an ounce on Monday as an unprecedented downgrade to the U.S. credit rating sent investors scrambling out of riskier assets, hammering equity markets and the dollar.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner makes opening remarks at the Women in Finance Symposium at the Treasury Department in Washington

Geithner to stay on as Treasury chief

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who had considered stepping down after the government borrowing limit was raised, confirmed on Sunday that he will remain at his post at President Barack Obama's request.
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Pledges by ECB, G7 cushion downgrade shock

A pledge of coordinated action by the world's industrial powers wedded to hopes of aggressive bond buying from Europe's central bank helped limit the fallout from the historic downgrade of the United States' debt rating in Asia on Monday.
Silvio Berlusconi

ECB backs Italy, Spain as policymakers pledge action

The European Central Bank stepped into bond markets on Monday, backing up a pledge to support Spain and Italy with the aim of averting financial meltdown in the euro zone, while the G7 and G20 offered soothing words to investors shaken by a historic downgrade of the U.S. debt rating.
Silvio Berlusconi

G7 gives first sign ready to battle crisis

Political and financial leaders gave their first sign of readiness to battle a debt crisis gone global when the European Central Bank signaled on Sunday it would start buying Italian and Spanish debt, a critical move to quell a bond rout that has rocked financial markets.
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