The tests will be the first clear look at which banks are doing better than others, for example, but they won't be the last word.
Prospective buyers hunt for the good stuff amid all the bad debt, anticipating a supersale.
If you want a revolution, hold corporate elites accountable.
Targets include credit card companies, payday loans with exorbitant interest rates, and predatory mortgage lenders.
The president told credit-card companies Thursday he wants to halt arbitrary rate hikes and get more protections for consumers.
The federal government is focusing on America's largest banks, but many smaller banks – which are deeply entwined in local communities and crucial to recovery – are sliding toward possible failure.
Obama is to meet this week with banks about card-holder complaints. Congress is weighing a 'bill of rights' for borrowers.
Concern about its loan losses – and those of other banks – helped to push the Dow down 3.56 percent on Monday.
The bank is one of the better-managed, but a rise in mortgage refinancing may be helping the industry as a whole.