WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner convened a meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council by telephone Monday afternoon to discuss the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy on infrastructure and financial markets.

The council received briefings on equity, bond, swap, commodities and futures markets, as well as updates on bank and thrift closings in areas affected by the storm, Treasury Department Spokeswoman Suzanne Elio said in an email to reporters. The council also discussed Treasury auctions that took place earlier today.

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