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  • Despite recent gains in the stock markets, many experts remained grim and skeptical about an economic recovery. 

  • Hugh Johnson of Johnson Illington Advisors told CNBC that it's time to start buying stocks again. "Financial markets are sending a very clear signal: 'We've seen the worst, we're starting a bull market and all the right sectors are performing well.'"

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    The stress tests designed by the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department were made to assess a basic financial solvency measure -- the ability of these firms to weather a difficult economic storm. How will banks survive a potential greater downturn in the U.S. economy?

  • Stocks enter the week ahead locked in an intense tug-of-war between investors who hope the worst is over and those who expect more bad economic news to derail the market's rally.

  • Mutual funds and hedge funds hold two opposing views of the market right now. Cramer tells you who is right.

  • Stocks ended higher Friday after better-than-expected results from Ford but ended lower for the week, snapping a six-week winning streak. recovered Friday after a drop triggered by the release of the bank stress-test results.

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    Stocks rallied on Friday as earnings showed companies have weathered the recession and economic data raised hopes the economic cycle may have hit a bottom.

  • The banking industry has learned preliminary results of the so-called stress tests Friday — but plenty of questions will remain. (Updated)

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  • The banking industry will learn preliminary results of the so-called stress tests today (Friday) — but plenty of questions will remain.

  • Stocks pulled off a gain after a wobbly session Thursday as banks rose and some better-than-expected earnings helped offset gloomy economic data.

  • CNBC's David Faber dissected SunTrust Banks and Fifth Third Bancorp earnings — and said the regionals may take a "bigger hit" from the stress tests than the big financials will.

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    The lending practices of U.S. credit card companies will be under the microscope Thursday as President Barack Obama meets with executives from 13 leading credit card issuers. We wanted to know if you feel you've been unfairly treated by the credit card companies.

  • A quick pop at the open fizzled Thursday as economic data cast a shadow over the market and some better-than-expected earnings. Jobless claims jumped and existing-home sales fell.

  • A quick pop at the open fizzled Thursday as economic data cast a shadow over the market and some better-than-expected earnings. Jobless claims jumped and existing-home sales fell.

  • Vince Farrell

    It might just be my inability to see clearly, but the past two days have provided me some clarity on where the stress test is going.

  • Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his take on what traders are watching Thursday — and his predictions for the stock market in coming days.

  • Futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Thursday but pared gains after a report showed jobless claims rose last week.

  • We are always reluctant to make short-term trading calls. However, it strikes us that the euphoria over 1Q bank earnings is somewhat misplaced. The factors leading to first quarter outperformance (relative to drastically-reduced expectations) seem to be largely unsustainable.

  • Sean O'Hara is bullish on America. The president of RevenueShares Investor Service is even bullish on financials — and even on the company that bought Merrill Lynch. One caveat, though: He's thinking long term.