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  • A law to ban naked short selling in Germany will come into force on Tuesday after having been approved by the parliament earlier this month.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    The pan-European stress tests on the banking sector were not tough enough to reflect future worsening conditions for the continent's economy, Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.com.

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    Goldman Sachs is facing a threat by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to bring in outside accountants to comb through the bank’s systems for data on its derivatives business, the panel’s chairman has said.

  • Jim Rogers

    "There are more problems coming in the currency markets, pension funds, US states and cities, etc. None of this was considered although the latter is only indirect for the European banks," the famous investor told CNBC.com.

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    One analyst says governments and regulators have missed a major opportunity that will come back to haunt them, even though European stocks advanced Monday on relief over results.

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    The results of pan-European stress tests released by the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) are detailed enough for investors to work out for themselves losses that banks might incur in case of sovereign defaults if they wish, CEBS chairman Giovanni Carosio told CNBC in an interview Friday.

  • Kenneth R. Feinberg, the Treasury Department's special appointee for executive compensation.

    US pay czar Ken Feinberg told CNBC Friday that he was “dubious” when Wall Street executives maintain that a “brake provision” in pay contracts will put their firm at a competitive disadvantage.

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    Seven of 91 European banks failed stress tests aimed at measuring their strength in case the continent's government debt crisis takes a turn for the worse, regulators said Friday. European Union officials hope the results will reassure markets worried about hidden bank losses from the crisis.

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    Seven of the 91 banks failed the EU stress test. Here's the country-by-country information.

  • All but a handful of European banks passed their stress tests but investors remained worried about the methodology, which many viewed as too easy on sovereign debt.

  • Elizabeth Warren

    Whether or not Elizabeth Warren is named to run the bureau may depend on how willing the president is to anger the banks yet again, and whether he is willing to risk a big confirmation battle in the Senate.

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    A number of analysts still believe the big stress-test questions need to be answered despite the European Union attempting to draw a line in the sand. 

  • The EU is faced with a dilemma: if the stress tests are too lenient they would lose their credibility and if they are too harsh they would potentially scare investors.

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    The euro fell sharply after the release of the methodology for pan-European stress tests, as investors still doubt that they will reflect the full extent of the woes.

  • The results of EU stress tests on 91 banks are expected to be published Friday. Here is some country-by-country information on the banks:

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    Rating agencies are concerned about legal liability under the new financial regulation guidelines—though it seems the SEC may have addressed those worries late Thursday.

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    The EU is faced with a dilemma: if the stress tests are too lenient they would lose their credibility and if they are too harsh they would potentially scare investors.

  • Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs hearing during which Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers second semi-annual report on monetary policy.

    Ben Bernanke threw a curveball in his midterm report to Congress this week. The Fed view of the economy has been downgraded since it last reported in February. Although the official Fed forecast for 2010-11 is still 3 to 4 percent real growth, Bernanke sounded particularly gloomy when he characterized the economy as “unusually uncertain.”

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    The Chairman formally known as everybody's favorite Uncle Ben stepped before Congress and said the economic outlook was "unusually uncertain." Sorry, but it's always unusually uncertain.

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    In nationwide surveys that were conducted in 2008 and 2009, the Pew Center found that 23 percent of Americans said that Hispanics were discriminated against “a lot” in society today.