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For the last 4 weeks, we've had a series of earnings releases and economic numbers that had upside surprises and helped increase investor confidence in equities and in currency risk trades.
Citigroup is discussing its capital levels with the Obama administration — but the financial giant doesn't expect to need more government assistance, reports said Tuesday. But speculation continues to swirl around Citi and Bank of America. See David Faber's report here.
Concerns that the recent outbreak of swine flu could reach pandemic proportions dragged down the Dow and S&P Monday with investors hammering airlines, hotels and more.
Analysts are turning the spotlight on a handful of major regional banks that they reckon may be the next weak links in the financial industry, the New York Times reports.
Stocks ended higher Friday after better-than-expected results from Ford but ended lower for the week, snapping a six-week winning streak. recovered Friday after a drop triggered by the release of the bank stress-test results.
Stocks rallied on Friday as earnings showed companies have weathered the recession and economic data raised hopes the economic cycle may have hit a bottom.
The banking industry has learned preliminary results of the so-called stress tests Friday — but plenty of questions will remain. (Updated)
The banking industry will learn preliminary results of the so-called stress tests today (Friday) — but plenty of questions will remain.
Stocks temporarily pared gains after a much anticipated concept paper on the government stress tests for the 19 biggest U.S. financial institutions was released.
Stocks opened higher Friday as investors shrugged off a dismal durable-good report and were encouraged by Ford's narrower-than-expected loss.
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.
Stock index futures remained higher Friday as investors shrugged off a dismal durable-good report and were encouraged by Ford's narrower-than-expected loss.
Stocks pulled off a gain after a wobbly session Thursday as banks rose and some better-than-expected earnings helped offset gloomy economic data.
Credit card executives meeting with President Obama argued that rules proposed by the Federal Reserve are adequate to protect consumers, but Obama believes more should be done.
The lending practices of U.S. credit card companies will be under the microscope Thursday as President Barack Obama meets with executives from 13 leading credit card issuers. We wanted to know if you feel you've been unfairly treated by the credit card companies.
Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his take on what traders are watching Thursday — and his predictions for the stock market in coming days.
While Wall Street's bulls are battling to hold the high ground, the bears may have the edge going into Thursday.
Stocks staged a late rally Wednesday as investors shrugged off health-care weakness and bet on solid results from Apple after the bell.
The economy is not “out of the woods yet, but there are encouraging signs,” said Howard Atkins, CFO of Wells Fargo.
We are always reluctant to make short-term trading calls. However, it strikes us that the euphoria over 1Q bank earnings is somewhat misplaced. The factors leading to first quarter outperformance (relative to drastically-reduced expectations) seem to be largely unsustainable.