WASHINGTON — If anyone here is happy to see 2009 in his rearview mirror, it is Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.

Though the financial system is on sounder footing than a year ago, many of his top priorities have stalled or died altogether. His loan modification plan has failed to stem the tide of foreclosures, his program to buy up toxic assets has struggled, his push to spur lending has fallen flat and pieces of his proposal to rework the financial regulatory system have been watered down or reworked completely.

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