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    The Obama administration is drawing up plans to disclose  conditions of the 19 biggest banks in the country, according to senior administration officials.

  • Stocks ended near their session lows Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped in March and as worries about banks simmered ahead of some key earnings.

  • Encouraging numbers from Goldman Sachs dominated discussion among the pros, who tied them to massive government stimulus efforts — and doubted they would carry ahead to economic numbers, or even to results from other investment banks. 

  • Stocks opened lower Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped — and dropped sharply — in March. But Citigroup, Bank of America and General Motors advanced.

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    The S&P 500 closed modestly higher on Monday with investors betting that big banks will post at least decent quarterly results. And after hours Goldman did far more than that...

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    As big banks start reporting their first-quarter earnings this week, investors will be looking to see if the recent good news suggests a turnaround is for real.

  • Stocks ended mixed in a dramatic finish Monday as the market was buzzing about President Obama's press conference on the economy tomorrow.

  • Stocks retreated Monday after a five-week rally as investors braced for this week's round of earnings and a potential bankruptcy filing by General Motors.

  • As Earnings Season gets further underway, analysts continue to revise their estimates for the First Quarter downward.  Data from Thomson Reuters shows that year over year EPS growth numbers from last April are now expected to fall 37.8% compared to an expected drop of 12.5% at the start of the year.

  • Stocks retreated Monday after a five-week rally as investors braced for this week's round of earnings and a potential bankruptcy filing by General Motors.

  • Abby Joseph Cohen, Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute president, offered CNBC her onsights on the economy and the markets.

  • Inspired by AIG? Humored by unemployment? As humbling as the economic crisis has been, some creative characters have managed to find inspiration amid the wreckage of the economy and their personal lives.

  • All stocks benefit now that toxic assets no longer threaten the financial sector’s balance sheets. Here’s why.

  • Stocks rose sharply Thursday after an upbeat forecast from Wells Fargo, capping their fifth straight up week.

  • Stocks rose sharply Thursday as investors cheered a surprise earnings forecast from Wells Fargo.

  • Though they unveiled it three weeks ago to resounding applause on Wall Street, the administration's plan is a Rube Goldberg machine gone awry —too clever and convoluted, rife with potential for chicanery and favoritism.

  • Stocks shot out of the gate Thursday as investors cheered a surprise earnings forecast from Wells Fargo.

  • US stock index futures rose ahead of the open Thursday as Wells Fargo surprised investors by pre-announcing its forecast-beating earnings results.

  • Stocks pulled off a gain Wednesday, helped  by a late rally, as investors bet on a recovery in some big-name techs.

  • Stocks wobbled Wednesday as the Treasury denied a report that it might extend TARP funds to some insurers and as earnings worries cast a shadow over the market.