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  • Is this a new bull market — or a dangerous bear rally? Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac Bank, offered CNBC his recovery outlook.

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    The results of the stress tests on 19 of the biggest US banks have left European banks exposed, as they now look vulnerable to recapitalization needs and to claims that not all checks were made to ensure rules were being followed, analysts said on Friday.

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    Uncertainty over bank stress testing and the billions in loan losses the institutions will have to cover poses a threat to the stock market rally.

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    In this Web Extra you'll find the day's biggest winners and loser. Find out why shares of Tyco and Kellogg popped while AstraZeneca dropped.

  • Stock futures retreated Tuesday after a report showed retail sales unexpectedly dropped -- and dropped sharply in March.

  • Europe's largest bank HSBC Holdings is looking to sell three of its biggest office buildings to raise $3.98 billion, the Sunday Telegraph reported without citing sources.

  • 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.

  • Stocks fell Monday amid doubts over the health of the banking industry and the apparent collapse of a major deal in the technology sector.

  • US stock index futures pointed to a higher open Monday, following a bumper week for the major indexes, as investors looked to the next batch of corporate earnings results.

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    Another round of layoffs was announced on Wednesday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.

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

  • 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.

  • Japan announced that they will unveil another stimulus plan. Isn't this the third one for this downturn? I've lost track. ... Ford announces incentive program; Street believes GM is next. This is similar to the successful Hyundai Assurance Program. Lennar reported a loss. HSBC up 5% in pre-market trading as CEO Michael Geoghegan reiterated that the London-based bank will not need any government money.

  • Over the weekend, the bad news has returned with the volume turned up to a Spin Tap level of 11. This has shaken the equity markets hard. This is what I was concerned about last week and why I thought we'd trade ranges.

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    Another round of layoffs was announced on Wednesday, adding to the gloom over rising unemployment.

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    Key Democratic lawmakers are pushing legislation that would block creditors charging high interest rates on credit cards from collecting from consumers in bankruptcy proceedings.

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    More companies announced layoffs this week as the employment picture continued to dim. MeadWestvaco, Graco and Caterpillar were among the latest names to announce job cuts.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Andrew Busch

    As we get underway in the US, I have to think back to last week when US President Barack Obama told us all to go long equities. "Buying stocks is potentially a good deal if you have a long term perspective on it."

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    More companies announced layoffs on Wednesday as the employment picture continued to dim.