Geithner, With Few Aides, Is Scrambling

The New York Times EDMUND L. ANDREWS and STEPHEN LABATON March 8, 2009 WASHINGTON — Rarely have so few people had so little time to prop up so many pillars of the economy as those in the Treasury Department under Timothy F. Geithner.

One of the few areas in which the Treasury has increased its staff is the all-important Office of Financial Stability, which ran the $700 billion financial rescue plan during the Bush administration. But that is because the Bush administration had hired almost 100 staff people by the time of Mr. Obama’s inauguration. Its director, Neel Kashkari, is a Bush holdover.

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