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The Federal Reserve has flunked a crucial part of its bank stress tests. The watchdog is happy enough saying what might happen to big banks if the economy tanks as it did in 2008: they could lose up to $462-billion (U.S.). But it’s shy about revealing the effects of a sharp rise in interest rates. That’s just as real a risk that the Fed should disclose to investors.