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  • ** FILE ** Former president Bill Clinton speaks at a student conference for the Clinton Global Initiative University at Arizona State University, in this March 21, 2014, file photo taken in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    Bill Clinton shocks with quip on Goldman Sachs CEO: 'Slit his throat'

    Bill Clinton may have been joking, but his advice to former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on what to do about banking bailout opponent Goldman Sachs' CEO Lloyd Blankfein shocked just the same: The former president suggested taking him to a dark alley and killing him.

  • President-elect Barack Obama, accompanied by his Treasury Secretary-designate Timothy Geithner (left) and others, announces his economic team on Monday during a news conference in Chicago. (Associated Press)

    Obama officially appoints Geithner

    Barack Obama officially named Tim Geithner as his first Cabinet appointment Monday, nominating him to lead Treasury and saying he would move swiftly to detail "meaningful cuts and sacrifices" to the federal budget on Tuesday.

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