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Fed Sets 'Stress Test' Deadline for Biggest Banks

The Federal Reserve has set a Jan. 7 deadline for the largest banks to prove they have the capital to withstand another financial crisis. Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citibank and 16 others will have to file so-called "stress test" documentation by then.

Real Signs of Confidence in Europe's Economy

Although Wall Street anxiously awaited the results of bank stress tests in Europe, the real news is elsewhere: the improving economic conditions across Europe. Can the U.S. learn a lesson from Germany and France?

Most European Banks Pass Stress Tests

A clear majority of the 91 EU banks have passed stress tests conducted by regulators %u2014 but Germany's nationalized lender Hypo Real Estate Holding AG failed. It was the only German bank to fail the European stress test.

Too Complacent About Europe's Stress Tests?

After banks stocks took a beating when the EU first announced it would stress-test the region's banks, the sector has recovered and then some. This could be good news, but more likely it means investors will be surprised to the downside.

Europe's Stress Tests to Detail Three Scenarios

European regulators will give details of three different scenarios when they publish the results of their stress tests on European banks, Bloomberg News reported. Banks will give their estimated Tier 1 capital ratios under a benchmark for 2011, an adverse scenario and a third test that includes "sovereign shock," Bloomberg News said, citing a template that was prepared for the banks.

Play the stress test guessing game!

Can't wait to figure out which banks didn't perform well on the Fed's stress tests? Judging by the daily trickle of information those in the know are...

Is 'too big to fail' a failed idea?

Banks stress test results have leaked out and -- not surprisingly -- Bank of America (BAC) and Citigroup (C) have been told to raise billions in new...