APPOINTMENTS

Treasury Staffs Up

Guess Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner took all that criticism about the empty desks in his department to heart: He now has three new assistant secretaries. Obama today announced the appointments of lawyer David Cohen, who’ll address terrorist financing; Princeton labor economist Alan Krueger, who’ll focus on economic policy; and former Barclays and Lehman executive Kim Wallace, who’ll tackle legislative affairs. “With the leadership of these accomplished individuals and our whole economic team, I am absolutely confident that we will turn around this economy and seize this opportunity to secure a more prosperous future,” the president said.