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    While sifting through the results of the stress tests, the traders were stunned by a piece of breaking news.

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    At long last the official results of the bank stress tests are out. Should you buy the news, short the losers or head to the sidelines?

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    At long last the official results of the bank stress tests are out. Who belongs at the head of the class?

  • US banking regulators released results of the stress tests on the 19 biggest American financial institutions, saying which banks need additional capital to survive a worsening of the economy

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    While few expect banks to lead the market, the importance of the sector has some thinking that the stress tests could signal where stocks are headed next.

  • Later today the Fed will play King Solomon with the financials deciding who is strong and who is weak. Considering the recent run in banks, has Wall Street gotten it right?

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    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play Thursday's market moving events.

  • You know that theory that financial Armageddon was upon us and that another Great Depression was on the way? Not anymore.

  • After months of speculation, the veil will be lifted on Thursday. What should you expect from the official results of the bank stress tests?

  • The financials were up on Wednesday after Washington seemed to take the market's worst-case scenario off the table.

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    The bank stress tests may not only be misguided policy, critics say, but may actually conflict with two other key government initiatives to stabilize the financial system.

  • As we get better economic news, stocks set the bar higher. I noted this morning that "less bad" was no longer good enough to move stocks forward, the new standard is "much less bad," and even that may not last long.

  • Word that Bank of America may need to raise an additional $34 billion couldn’t drag down banks stocks. Even on terrible news they're still climbing!

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    The Fed does not mind if private equity firms have a minority interest in banks — the Obama administration even wants them to invest. But the Fed will not let them take control, a stance the firms are lobbying regulators mightily to change, especially given that stress test results to be released Thursday are expected to show a glaring need for capital in the banking system.

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    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play Wednesday's market moving events.

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    Both the Dow and S&P 500 dipped on Tuesday as cautious investors cashed out ahead of bank stress test results.

  • Bold comments from Chairman Bernanke suggest a recovery is at hand. What will it look like and how should you trade?

  • Cramer refutes the negativity that is affecting this market.

  • The compensation of executives running American companies has come under fire throughout the financial crisis, with questions over whether such high pay levels are justified--and whether they make good business sense. tasked , an information services firm that specializes in executive compensation, to compile data on the 2008 compensation of 200 chief executives at 198 public companies that filed their annual proxies by March 27, which had revenue of at least $6.3 billion. Even many of the best

    For critics of large executive compensation, these companies are extremely susceptible to criticism.  Who are the highest paid top execs? Click ahead to find out!

  • As the markets look forward this week to the results of the stress tests, many believe the worst is past us and the rally will continue.  Here is a look back at where many of the financials stand today relative to where they were just before Lehman Brothers went under.