Stocks set for lower start on jitters over stress test


Investors optimism on the economy will be tested this morning as concerns over the results of the stress test and the condition of financials mount.

Stocks registered multi-month highs Monday, with the S&P 500 erasing this year's loss, as economic data indicated the economy may have stabilized and could started rebounding toward the end of the year. But reports this morning also say the government may require 10 banks of the 19 tested to boost capital, spurring concerns over financials again.

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