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Stress Tests

U.S. Banks Say They Are Now Safer (By Their Own Measure)

Reuters | Lauren Tara LaCapra and Peter Rudegeair | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business

By Lauren Tara LaCapra and Peter Rudegeair NEW YORK, Sept 16 (Reuters) - The biggest U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Ch...

Attention Corporate America: It's Time to Make the Workplace a Less Stressful Environment

Brian Curin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Curin

Through my experiences over the past year, I've learned the hard way that chronic stress is a silent killer, playing a key role in many significant he...

Bernanke Defends Bank Stress Tests

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve's annual "stress tests" of major U.S. banks have become better able to detect risks, Chairman Ben Bernanke said...

Be Bullish! Bernanke Has Spoken!

Michael Farr | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

On the heel of Cypriot bank-deposit delirium, we suspect that the U.S. central bankers had more than enough concern to hold firm to the seemingly limitless flow of monetary easing.

Stress Tests Show Bank Regulators' Frailty

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2013 | Business

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Mark Gongloff

Banks Get Clean Bill Of Health From Fed

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

Most of the biggest banks in the U.S. have passed the Federal Reserve's latest stress test, designed to measure their ability to withstand a crisis. W...

Big Banks Big In All The Wrong Places

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Joe Nocera's Misplaced Infatuation with "Good" Bankers

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 08.16.2012 | Business
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Joe, you are the New York Times chief columnist on banking. It's time for you to focus on the real problem with the banking system and stop looking for saviors. It's banking policy, not people, Joe, that needs changing.

Janean Chun

From Tragedy, A Life-Saving Idea

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 04.29.2012 | Small Business

Marie Guion-Johnson lived an idyllic life -- she was working on her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, her 41-year-old husband, Robert Guion, was a...

Giving Up Your Bank for Lent

Michael Winship | Posted 05.15.2012 | Money
Michael Winship

On Ash Wednesday, churches in San Francisco announced they were removing $10 million from Wells Fargo and called on the bank "to put an immediate freeze on its foreclosures and repent for their misconduct." The effort is part of several national campaigns to get consumers and community groups to remove their money from the big banks and transfer accounts to credit unions and smaller financial institutions. We're told that the banks, desperate when thrown a lifeline by taxpayers in 2008, are now stronger and better able to weather a crisis than they were. And yet, they continue to scream in protest and lobby on Capitol Hill against the ignominy of reform. Simple greed -- hey banks, how about giving that up for Lent?

Stress Tests You Haven't Read About

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Given the success of the Fed's stress tests on assessing the health of the nation's largest banks, various other institutions decided to embrace the model. Here are some early results.

There's No Need To Panic...

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2012 | Money

By Lauren Young NEW YORK, March 14 (Reuters) - Bank customers shouldn't stress out over the latest U.S. bank stress test results. ...

These Guys Just Can't Cut It

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.13.2012 | Business

All is not well with the Too Big To Fail set. Four of the biggest U.S. banks failed the latest round of Federal Reserve stress tests, the Fed said ...

WATCH: What Happens During A Stress Test?

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

As the No. 1 killer of Americans, heart disease is a major concern for many. In the above clip, cardiologist Dr. John Kennedy discusses heart health w...

Alexander Eichler

Report Highlights Legality Of Lehman Brothers 'Gut Feeling' Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

In the years leading up to its collapse, Lehman Brothers nearly doubled its risk and took a scattershot approach to valuing its assets, according to a...

Fed Announces New Bank Stress Tests

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

As the sovereign debt crisis in Europe threatens to spill over into the United States, the federal government wants to make sure that banks are prepar...

How Did European Banks Trap Themselves in a Replay of the 2007 Crisis?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

At a conference in New York at the end of 2008, Obama's economic advisor, Larry Summers made a prophetic remark at an event organized by the Economist.

European Banks Must Bolster Capital Cushions: ECB Official

Posted 09.15.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - Banks that barely passed the European financial stress tests must swiftly reinforce their capital, ECB Governing Council member Erkki ...

Tough Political Decisions Needed to Fix the Financial System

José Viñals | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business
José Viñals

We are now in a new phase of the crisis -- the political phase -- and tough political decisions need to be made. Time is of the essence.

Government Bonds: No Longer a World Without Risk

José Viñals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
José Viñals

The risk free nature of government bonds, one of the cornerstones of the global financial system, has come into question as the global crisis unfolds.

Bank Dividend Increases Would Give Wall Street Chiefs Millions

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Wall Street pay practice that has been described as a way to make banks safer is now set to enrich top executives. When banks are allowed to incre...

New 'Stress Tests' For Wall Street To Be Kept Secret

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street's largest firms will undergo scrutiny by the Federal Reserve in the coming months, as they submit to a new round of "stress tests," design...

New 'Stress Tests' Coming For Banks

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The nation's largest banks must undergo new stress tests to show they can weather another recession, and the Federal Reserve said those...

Simon Johnson: Foreclosure Scandal Shows Banks Need New Stress Tests

New York Times | SIMON JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

How much damage to the financial system should we expect from what is now commonly called the foreclosure morass, the developing scandal involving doc...

China Braces For Real Estate Price Drops Of 50-60 Percent

Bloomberg | Philip Lagerkranser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

China's stress tests of banks will assess the risk that a possible slump in property prices may strain developers' finances and cause homebuyers to de...