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  • Stocks capped another strong week with a triple-digit rally Friday as Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief after the stress-test results and banks soared.

  • Stocks rose Friday as Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief after the stress-test results and banks rallied. But weakness crept into bank and tech stocks.

  • Stocks rose sharply Friday as Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief after the stress-test results and banks rallied.

  • Futures pared gains after the employment report showed fewer jobs were lost in April than previously expected but the prior month's payrolls were revised to show a sharper drop than previously reported and the unemployment rate jumped.

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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. Should you buy the news, short the losers or head to the sidelines?

  • Some market watchers are speculating that the stress test results could trigger a string of mergers.

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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

  • Nouriel Roubini

    "The government will try and spin the results positively, and argue that most financial firms are in good shape and no one firm “failed” the test. But the market should know differently. Because the stress tests applied consistent standards across banks, the relative ranking of the banks will be quite accurate. The losers will be out there for us all to see," writes Roubini and his colleagues.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • They say the truth shall set you free. Well, it looks the banks are going to be really free.

  • Stocks opened higher Wednesday and continue to climb mid-morning — despite a glum GDP report — amid glimmers of health in financials. As everyone waits for the results of the banks' stress tests, analyst chatter is focusing on the regionals. David Faber has more.

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    The market is trading lower ahead of earnings from Microsoft and Amazon however investors are finding some relief in the financials.

  • While indicating a modestly lower open earlier this morning, the markets turned around late in the morning on a strong rebound in financials and the digestion of a series of less pessimistic comments by corporate executives.

  • The markets are poised for another weak open following a big round of earnings reports this morning. The earnings picture was far from pretty too, with many companies, from large industrials to regional banks, showing continued weakness in business conditions over the past quarter.