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  • The Dow is dropping Monday morning. Why the "sour note"? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services floor manager, offered CNBC his stock market insights.

  • Bill Losey is feeling confident enough about the health of the financial sector to begin recommending bank stocks to his clients.

  • Is this a new bull market — or a dangerous bear rally? Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac Bank, offered CNBC his recovery outlook.

  • Futures are weak as commodities and commodity stocks are down, along with some financials which have announced secondary offerings today.

  • The bull market is “very sustainable,” said Jim O’Shaughnessy, founder of O’Shaughnessy Asset Management.

  • 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

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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.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • They say the truth shall set you free. Well, it looks the banks are going to be really free.

  • Synovus Financial is plunging along with heavy options volume, a day after the regional bank holding company reported dismal quarterly earnings.

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    Stocks rose on Friday, capping the S&P 500's longest weekly winning streak since 2007, helped by better than expected results from GE and Citigroup.

  • No surprises: GE and Citi report earnings. Shorts have a big problem: bank stocks were supposed to sell off this earnings week, but stronger than expected results is keeping bank stocks moving sideways and the rest of the market up modestly.

  • Chained Bank

    What makes a bank less bad in this climate? Market watchers and number crunchers to come up with a short list of banks notable for how far they haven't fallen.

  • Banks were hurt by a recent report by Mike Mayo, Cramer tells you why you should pay no attention to it, and points out the best and the worst in the sector.

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    Many of the recent fixes in the financial sector are merely "window dressing" and problems still persist in the banking sector, says veteran baking analyst Michael  Mayo.

  • Fifth Third Bancorp was one of a long list of regional banks that had been practically left for dead, but yesterday (Tuesday) its shares spiked nearly 18 percent with heavy options activity.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Amazon and Fifth Third Bancorp popped while Alcoa and CBS dropped.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • The show has changed a lot over the years, but its essence has always been the same: empowering investors like you.

  • Financials seem to be a four-letter word these days, but there’s one area of the sector that generally has fared better than the “too big to fail” segment: regional banks. Here's the explanation — and a way to play the trend.