The $1 Trillion Question

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The results of the “stress tests”—the parameters for which came out on Apr. 24—may not be all that terrible when the government finally releases them in early May. But many of the zombie banks will likely need to raise more money, as much as $1 trillion altogether. With the U.S. bailout funds almost gone, banks will have to convince private investors to pony up the money. That will be a hard sell.

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