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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.

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    This flood of reports will make Thursday's after-market close deadline -- when the government is supposed to release formally the stress test results -- rather anti-climatic.

  • 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.

  • Stocks opened higher following two reports that showed the pace of layoffs is beginning to slow but soon turned mixed as investors pulled the reins on the rally.

  • Word that Bank of America may need to raise an additional $34 billion couldn’t drag down banks stocks. Even on terrible news they're still climbing!

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    The Fed does not mind if private equity firms have a minority interest in banks — the Obama administration even wants them to invest. But the Fed will not let them take control, a stance the firms are lobbying regulators mightily to change, especially given that stress test results to be released Thursday are expected to show a glaring need for capital in the banking system.

  • There will be a “surprising rebound” in the U.S. economy in the second half of 2009, Larry Kantor, head of research at Barclays Capital, told CNBC.

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    While Wall Street obsesses over stress tests, Congress is moving on to the next hot-bottom issue—new authority over big financial firms.

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    Both the Dow and S&P 500 dipped on Tuesday as cautious investors cashed out ahead of bank stress test results.

  • Stocks slipped Tuesday as investors parsed remarks from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and as the pending results for the government's bank stress test left the market a bit jittery.