(AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito) (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
December 9, 2009 10:52:18 AM PST
By JEANNINE AVERSA and DANIEL WAGNER
WASHINGTON - December 9, 2009 --
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress Wednesday that the administration will extend the government's financial bailout program until next fall, saying it's needed to protect against fresh economic shocks.