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US Regulators Test Top Banks


Regulators say they will publish results of a special examination of the 19 largest U.S. banks on May 4.

Worries that the large banks might not be strong enough to cope with a deepening recession prompted officials to institute a series of "stress tests."

Experts looked over the banks' assets and tried to figure out if they would need financial help if unemployment rose even higher or other economic conditions deteriorated.


Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.


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