Nineteen big banks that underwent government stress tests in 2009 were to submit new capital...

|By:, SA News Editor

Nineteen big banks that underwent government stress tests in 2009 were to submit new capital plans to the Fed by today to become eligible to raise their dividends. A potential consequence of today's court ruling: Banks with big foreclosure exposure may now be hesitant to boost dividends, which could negate a key point in the optimistic outlook for this year's stock market.