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Fed 'Stress Test' Under Wraps

Want to know how Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and other banks are faring? Too bad. The Federal Reserve has asked financial institutions not to disclose results of the so-called "stress test" used to determine their viability. The fear is the results—due out later this month—would negatively impact stock prices. "If you allow banks to talk about it, people are just going to assume that the ones that don't comment about it failed," explained one analyst.