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  • Futures are off their highs, even as nonfarm payrolls losses were not as bad as expected at minus 539,000, better than the 600,000 losses expected and the smallest losses since October. March was revised lower to a loss of 699,000 versus 663,000 previously reported.

  • 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.

  • Banking stocks looked set to continue their sharp jump higher at the open Thursday as investors wait for the official results of the government’s stress test.

  • 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.

  • The bears will tell you that Thursday’s declines were reasons for worry. Here’s why they are wrong.

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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.

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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?

  • Stocks turned lower on Thursday as bank stocks backed off their early rally. Fed Reserve Chairman Bernanke said increasing the effectiveness of bank supervision is a "top priority" for the Fed. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sought to ease fears about the results by saying that none of the banks being tested face the risk of insolvency. (UPDATED: Stress test results released.)

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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

  • Stocks turned lower Thursday as bank stocks backed off their early rally and techs dragged on the Nasdaq.

  • Morgan Stanley down 6 percent after the close, Wells Fargo down 4 percent as capital raises are announced.

  • 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?

  • Stocks turned lower Thursday as bank stocks backed off their early rally and techs dragged on the Nasdaq.

  • 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?

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    Despite reports that stress test results will show banks need to raise billions more, both the Dow and the S&P closed positive for the day.

  • Stocks pulled off a gain after a turbulent session Wednesday as investors weighed reports that indicated the pace of layoffs is beginning to slow against worries that the rally may be getting ahead of itself.