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Biggest Banks Can Handle 'Severe' Recession: Fed

Reserve's 'stress tests' show 31 banks stronger than ever since 2008 crisis

(Newser) - All of the nation's 31 largest banks are adequately fortified to withstand a severe US and global recession and keep lending, the Federal Reserve said yesterday. Results of the Fed's annual "stress tests" show that as a group, the 31 banks are stronger than at any time... More »

Banks Expected to Dole Out Dividends Again

Rising profits should lead to 'milestone' soon: Analysts

(Newser) - America’s top banks are expected to report yet another quarter of profits, putting them in prime position to start paying dividends again, analysts tell the New York Times . JPMorgan got things rolling today by reporting a 47% increase in profits, notes the Wall Street Journal . It will be followed... More »

Fed Prods Banks for TARP Repayment Plans

BofA, Citi, 7 others asked to submit outlines

(Newser) - The government is stepping up plans to wind down the TARP program. The Fed has asked nine banks stress-tested earlier this year, including Bank of America and Citigroup, to come up with plans to repay a total of $142 billion in TARP funds. The move represents an evolution in the... More »

SF Bay Bridge Reopens

Test of repairs to repair clears way for commuters

(Newser) - The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge reopened to commuter traffic this morning after a successful test of repairs was conducted overnight. The bridge has been out of commission since Tuesday, when the original repair failed and crushed three cars. Workers took a while to “get the geometry” of the new... More »

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