Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner praises AIG’s progress

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the breakdown of AIG’s sale of its Asian life unit AIA to the Prudential wasn't a setback and the government would recoup taxpayer money, Dow Jones reports.

"AIG is now free to pursue a bunch of other options to help maximise the return" for taxpayers, Geithner said. He praised AIG's management team and board for making "impressive" progress on the restructuring.