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  • Has government involvement in the financial sector been beneficial to the largest U.S. banks? After the completion of the government’s bank stress tests, results showed that 10 out of the nation’s 19 largest banks need to raise ~$75 billion in capital to become more solvent.

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    U.S. regulators told top banks to raise $74.6 billion to build a capital cushion officials hope will restore faith in financial firms and set a course out of the deepest recession in decades.

  • 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

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

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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.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Stocks benefited from economic "green shoots" in April but the question is whether the rally will be rained out in May.

  • A little bit of economic cold water: Retail sales for March was a disappointment, Producer Price Index saw a big downtick, all of which cost us about 10 points on futures at 8:30 AM ET.

  • That’s the heartland tea-party message to Washington. Is bailout nation about to strike again? Sure looks like it. According to a bunch of front-page news stories, life-insurance companies are about to get TARPed. This is nuts.

  • Is bailout nation about to strike again? Sure looks like it. According to this morning’s front-page Wall Street Journal story, life-insurance companies are about to get TARPed. This is nuts.

  • Sure, the market saw some losses today. But that’s a good thing for investors.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Home Depot and Darden Restaurants popped while Capital One and Morgan Stanley dropped.

  • Here is a breakdown of where the jobs are right now by sector. See what companies are hiring what types of jobs and in which states. Click through to see all major sectors.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Wells Fargo and Darden Restaurants popped while Hewlett-Packard and General Mills dropped.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • As of midday Monday, all major indices are on track to close up for the fifth consecutive day.  The S&P 500 has climbed over 14% in the past five sessions, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ Composite are both up about 13%.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of First Solar and American Express popped while Target and MetLife dropped.