The most urgent needs facing the country are getting the economy moving with private investment and to bring unemployment down so that “everyone who wants a job, has a job,” said U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in a speech Tuesday.

In the final presentation of the day at the annual meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), Geithner, acknowledged that it was easier said than done when he called for more protections for consumers and investors.

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