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  • WASHINGTON, March 20- When Janet Yellen said. "I think it was an expression of an honest view... but maybe not as tactful as it should have been," said Millan Mulraine, an analyst at TD Securities. Transparency is a double-edged sword for central bankers, but Yellen, who took the helm at the Fed on Feb. 1, has argued hard for more of it.

  • Bove bullish on banks after stress tests Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    Financial stocks have room to double from current levels, Dick Bove said Thursday on CNBC.

  • Fed: 29 out of 30 banks meet stress test requirements Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve's most recent stress test shows 29 out of 30 U.S. banks met their stress test capital requirements.

  • NEW YORK, March 20- Yields on U.S. 2- year Treasuries hovered near their highest in six months on Thursday, a day after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled the central bank might raise U.S. interest rates sooner than expected.

  • Former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank reacts to the Federal Reserve's annual bank stress tests. 29 out of 30 of the participating banks met its requirements.

  • Banks get healthy: Pro     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 4:05 PM ET

    Discussing the health of financial stocks after 29 out of 30 banks that participated in the Federal Reserve's annual stress test met its requirements, with the "Closing Bell" panel.

  • Fed releases bank stress test results     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports 29 out of 30 banks that participated in the Federal Reserve's annual stress test met its requirements.

  • Discover Financial to increase dividend     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Discover Financial proposed to increase its next quarterly dividend to $0.24 from $0.20.

  • TABLE-U.S. banks' capital ratios under Fed stress tests Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    Only Zions Bancorporation, a Salt Lake City, Utah- based lender with $56.0 billion in assets, would be left with a regulatory capital ratio beneath the Fed's 5.0 percent minimum under the exercise. M&T Bank Corp 5.9 Bank of America Corp 6.0. Morgan Stanley 6.1 Ally Financial Inc 6.3.

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- U.S. big banks have enough capital buffers to withstand a drastic economic downturn, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday, announcing that 29 out of 30 major banks met the minimum hurdle in its annual health check.

  • COLUMN-After the Fed: What investors should do now Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 3:59 PM ET

    CHICAGO, March 20- For active income investors, the next year or so will be a trying time of tough love. On Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen signaled that interest rates may rise as early as next spring, and the market reacted with force, continuing a pullback that began nearly a year ago.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 20- Gold prices were little changed on Thursday, helped by bargain hunting after the metal's sharp drop the previous day on comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that suggested U.S. interest rates could rise sooner than expected.

  • NEW YORK, March 20- The dollar rose to a three-week high against other major currencies on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen surprised world markets by signalling that increases in U.S. interest rates were not as far away as most had thought.

  • Viktor Ozerov, chairman of the Security and Defense Committee of the Federation Council. Vladimir Dzhabarov, first deputy chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the Federation Council, Russia's upper house of parliament. Nikolai Ryzhkov, senator in Russia's Federation Council.

  • European shares trim losses on Philly Fed data Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    *Pan-European index trims losses after Philadelphia data. It later trimmed losses to trade 0.3 percent lower at 1,301.34 points by 1559 GMT, after the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank said its business activity index rose to 9.0 in March from -6.3 in February.

  • Dow climbs 100 points     Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders weigh in on what's driving the turnaround in the markets. I think it's financials, says Josh Brown. Don't forget about big tech, says Jon Najarian, with a look at Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Microsoft, to name a few.

  • FOREX-Dollar widens gains after Yellen surprise on rates Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 20- The dollar powered higher against other major currencies on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen surprised world markets by signalling that increases in U.S. interest rates were not as far away as most had thought.

  • NEW YORK, March 20- U.S. Treasuries prices were roughly unchanged on Thursday a day after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spooked traders by signaling the U.S. central bank's policy-makers may start raising interest rates sooner than expected.

  • DUBAI, March 20- Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank has invited banks to pitch for the adviser role on its highly-anticipated flotation on the kingdom's bourse, it said on Thursday.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges higher after Philly Fed data Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    Wall Street opened lower but reversed course after the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank said its business activity index rose far more than expected in March, rebounding after a contraction in February.

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