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<p>Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner waits to speak at a news conference in the Cash Room at the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner waits to speak at a news conference in the Cash Room at the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner waits to speak at a news conference in the Cash Room at the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announces the Obama administration's revamped TARP financial rescue plan for troubled banks during a speech in the Cash Room at the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young</p>

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announces the Obama administration's revamped TARP financial rescue plan for troubled banks during a speech in the Cash Room at the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announces the Obama administration's revamped TARP financial rescue plan for troubled banks during a speech in the Cash Room at the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pauses while speaking during a news conference in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pauses while speaking during a news conference in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pauses while speaking during a news conference in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is pictured in the audience at Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's address in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is pictured in the audience at Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's address in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is pictured in the audience at Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's address in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks during a news conference in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks during a news conference in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner speaks during a news conference in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (L) is introduced by Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Senator Christopher Dodd in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (L) is introduced by Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Senator Christopher Dodd in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (L) is introduced by Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Senator Christopher Dodd in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner arrives at a news conference in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner arrives at a news conference in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner arrives at a news conference in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke waits for an announcement by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke waits for an announcement by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke waits for an announcement by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner addresses a news conference in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner addresses a news conference in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner addresses a news conference in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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