FDIC: 'Stress Test' Will Determine Banks' Health

WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corp. says key decisions on shoring up the shaky financial system
will hinge in part on a "stress test" to determine how the
largest banks would perform if the economy weakens further.
Chairman Sheila Bair, at the same time, cautioned against
rushing to a judgment that Washington intends to take over the
industry, saying "I think there's ambiguity in the word
'nationalization.' "
Bair said, "I think that is something that would be
surprising."
She said on CBS's "The Early Show" Tuesday that the stress
test must be done first, "before we determine what type of
additional capital investments the government may need to make."


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  • by frustrated Location: richmond on Feb 24, 2009 at 08:36 AM
    they need to bail out the people and send the money to them so they can pay the banks so the banks can stay in business. bailing out the banks is not helping the people pay their bills off. why don't the banks stop charging all this interest and maybe we can pay these stupid credit cards off in a timely manner instead of taking years!

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