To put it mildly, 2009 was an eventful year for the US treasury department.

The details are laid out in the agency’s latest annual report, published on December 31st. Although much has happened since September, the department’s fiscal year-end, the report provides a useful summary of the banking support programmes overseen by Geithner and company, including self-assessments of their effectiveness and revised forecasts for the costs (and potential profits) of government bailout efforts.

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