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  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Priceline.com and AstraZeneca popped while Barclays and Smithfield Foods dropped.

  • Banking stocks looked set to continue their sharp jump higher at the open Thursday as investors wait for the official results of the government’s stress test.

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  • The existing US banks have survived tough economic conditions over the past half year, which can be assimilated to a real-life stress test, Bob Parker, vice-chairman at Credit Suisse Asset Management, told CNBC.

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

  • Auto worker works on assembly line at GM Lansing Grand River plant.

    Any hope of a high-speed bankruptcy by General Motors faces a serious obstacle: a judge — not the Obama administration, not G.M. management and not the company’s creditors — would reign in court.

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  • Investor sentiment is improving for the beaten-down financial sector and there are four “glorious” banking stocks that could provide good opportunities, Petra von Kerssenbrock, an analyst from Cummerbund, told CNBC.

  • Steve Forbes thinks the Wells Fargo profit statement is a strong sign of better things to come. The president and CEO of Forbes, Inc. offered CNBC his insights into financials, the economy — and how to make Tim Geithner cry.

  • The rally in European stock markets is probably halfway through and it is not likely to last past April into May, Robin Griffiths from Cazenove Capital told CNBC.

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    Barclays is in exclusive talks to sell its iShares asset management unit to CVC Capital, Barclays president confirmed to CNBC.

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    The S&P 500 closed higher Tuesday, with stocks recording their best month since 2002.

  • Stocks closed out a tough quarter on a positive note, helped by gains in technology and big banks.

  • Tuesday: Consumer confidence squeaked above its record low. Ford announced an incentive program -- covering payments if a buyer is laid off -- similar to Hyundai's. GM's new CEO Fritz henderson said bankruptcy is possible within 60 days. J.P. Morgan said global banks will write down $17 billion more. CNBC heard from experts who said retail looks less scary, housing is finally coming back — but warned that inflation could be "kryptonite" for bonds.

  • US stock index futures pointed to a higher open Tuesday, following a sharp decline in the previous session as investors digested the Obama administration’s tough stance on General Motors and Chrysler.

  • April 2nd could be remembered as a pivotal day in the financial crisis. That’s when regulators could decide whether to relax mark-to-market accounting rules.

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Caterpillar and Hewlett-Packard popped while Dynegy and Accenture dropped.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Raytheon and Red Hart popped while Wells Fargo and Yahoo! dropped.

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    Stocks rallied for a second straight day on Thursday on increasing optimism that the economy's worst days are over.

  • The desire of many banks to give back TARP money—and the lack of a process to do so—is again a topic of converstation on trading desks this morning.