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Poll: Do The "Nays" Have It Right on the Bailout?

In a 228 to 205 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue package, ignoring urgent pleas from President Bush and bipartisan congressional leaders to quickly bail out the staggering financial industry. What do you think? Take our poll:

Banks

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  • The first round of U.S. banks stress tests show that all 31 banks have passed. John Blank, chief equity strategist at Zacks Investment Research, weighs in with his reaction.

  • All 31 banks have passed the first round of the Federal Reserve's stress tests. Cole Smead, managing director & portfolio manager at Smead Capital Management, discusses whether its time to get bullish on banks.