PODCAST: Richard Branson on business, a preview of Timothy Geithner on the economy

Apr 27, 2012
Billionaire businessman Sir Richard Branson, the chairman of Virgin Group, was in Washington yesterday for a forum hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on how businesses can help solve the world's problems. But why has he been able to succeed on a platform of "screw business and usual." Samsung reported record quarterly profits today, driven in big part by sales of is smartphones. So should global smartphone leader Apple be worried? And later today, Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal sits down with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to talk recession and recovery.
Sir Richard Branson poses to celebrate Virgin Money's Birthday in Australia on July 7, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.
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Timothy Geithner: The bio

Apr 24, 2012
Learn more about the 75th Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury.

U.S. warns Europe on 'draconian' austerity

Mar 20, 2012
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner testifies on Capitol Hill Tuesday about the European Debt crisis, urging European countries to avoid 'draconian' budget cuts that could make matters worse.

When Geithner praised Greenspan

Jan 12, 2012
The minutes of Alan Greenspan's last meeting as chairman of the Federal Reserve were released today. It reveals some praising words from then-president of the New York Federal Reserve, Timothy Geithner.

Carole Geithner Publishes First

Dec 13, 2011
Carole Geithner, wife of Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner, adds "author" to her resume with her new book, "If Only."

Eurozone threatened with downgrade if summit fails

Dec 6, 2011
Yet another summit is planned in Europe this week to find a solution to the debt problems there. But is this summit the one that will produce results?

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White House trying to avoid economic headwinds from Europe

Dec 6, 2011
Leaders in the U.S. are increasingly worried about the debt crisis in Europe. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is on a grand tour this week to check in on progress there.

What's Geithner telling us that we don't already know?

Jan 18, 2011
This final note today, to follow up on our story last week about systemic risk, the idea that the government's going to be paying extra close...

Geithner: Must take risks to fix crisis

Mar 23, 2009
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner talks with Kai Ryssdal about the Obama administration's plan to get bad assets off banks' books, and what signs he will look for to see economic recovery.