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BofA, Feds Near Biggest Settlement in US History

Justice Dept. deal would cost bank $16B-$17B for foreclosure mess

(Newser) - Bank of America is headed toward the biggest settlement to arise from the 2008 financial crash, a deal with the Justice Department reportedly worth $16 billion to $17 billion over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities, a source directly familiar with the matter tells the AP . The tentative... More »

Bank of America to Pay $2.43B in Merrill Lynch Settlement

Firm still denies claims it misled investors

(Newser) - Bank of America says it has agreed to pay $2.43 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit related to its acquisition of Merrill Lynch. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of investors that bought or held Bank of America stock when the company announced its plans to buy Merrill as... More »

Bank of America Slashing 16K Jobs

Cost-cutting program hitting retail banking hardest

(Newser) - Bank of America is the biggest banking employer in the US, but it has accelerated plans that will see it lose that title to rivals, reports the Wall Street Journal . The bank aims to cut 16,000 jobs by the end of the year, allowing it to reach chief executive... More »

Bank of America Laying Off Elite Bankers

Cost-cutting to hit Merrill's top earners

(Newser) - Bank of America plans to lay off 2,000 of its highest paid employees in its investment banking, commercial banking, and non-US wealth management units, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . Those operations just happen to be the ones that expanded with BofA's acquisition of Merrill Lynch, which has... More »

This Woman's Job: to Make You Like BofA

Anne Finucane juggles politicians, shareholders, and customers

(Newser) - Anne Finucane has one of the hardest jobs in the country: to make us like Bank of America. The high-powered image-maker juggles politicians, interest groups, and her own boss—BofA President Brian Moynihan—in an ongoing effort to resuscitate the bank's flailing reputation and lowly stock price since the... More »

Feds to Bank of America: Get Your Act Together

Or else face public action

(Newser) - Federal regulators have warned Bank of America’s board that the bank will face a public enforcement action if it doesn’t take steps to fix its corporate governance, risk management, and liquidity, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . The bank has been operating under a confidential memorandum of understanding... More »

BofA CEO: We Have a Right to Make a Profit

'Our customers will understand' $5 debit card fee

(Newser) - Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan defended his bank’s controversial new $5 debit card fee in a CNBC interview yesterday, saying that most customers would avoid it, and that the bank had given customers plenty of warning about it. Asked to respond to President Obama’s statement that banks... More »

Bank of America Job Cuts May Reach 40K

Continues major overhaul in effort to slim down

(Newser) - Job cuts at Bank of America could hit a number much higher than earlier reported —four times higher: Executives are now discussing cutbacks to the tune of 40,000 positions, the Wall Street Journal reports. A final decision isn’t expected until later today. The bank is aiming to... More »

Bank of America to Slash Thousands of Jobs

As many as 10K could eventually get the boot

(Newser) - Bank of America Corp. is cutting 3,500 jobs this quarter, and plans to cut many more in the quarters ahead, as part of a drastic plan to overhaul the company. A source tells the Wall Street Journal that the company will probably dispose of at least 10,000 jobs... More »

Bracing for WikiLeaks, BofA Buys Nasty Domain Names

They're terrified someone will start blogs saying executives suck, blow

(Newser) - Despite reports to the contrary, Bank of America hasn’t actually been confirmed as WikiLeaks’ next target, but it appears to think it is. The company has reportedly created a “war room” to brainstorm ways to minimize the damage, according to Fast Company . One of those methods? Buying up... More »

BofA Doles Out $4B in Bonuses

Year-end payout breaks down to $300-$500K per employee

(Newser) - Bank of America will pay a total of $4 billion to its traders and investment bankers for their work in 2009—or something between $300,000 and $500,000 per employee. That means those responsible for the bank’s $23 billion haul in those sectors will receive about 19% of... More »

Wall Street's Finest Head to DC Showdown

Commission styled after 9/11 inquiry probes meltdown

(Newser) - Four of Wall Street's fattest fatcats are headed to Washington this morning to do some explaining about how exactly it was that the United States of America came to teeter on the brink of financial Armageddon. A 9/11 Commission-style panel appointed by Congress has the job of writing the narrative... More »

Post-Bailout Economy Ruled by Washington

Companies bend to Fed's will—even when they don't have to

(Newser) - The rash of government bailouts in the last 16 months was aimed at averting financial meltdown, but its effects on American capitalism will last long after the last TARP funds are (if they are) paid back, the Wall Street Journal predicts. Obama adviser Larry Summers argues that the interventionist moves... More »

Bank of America Hires News CEO From Within

Giant can't lure a star, turns to Brian Moynihan to succeed Ken Lewis

(Newser) - Bank of America's board of directors today chose consumer banking chief Brian Moynihan to replace Ken Lewis as CEO on Jan. 1. Their pick of an internal candidate followed unsuccessful attempts to hire a star industry executive for the top job at the nation's largest bank. Those negotiations were stymied... More »

Shake-up Rocks I-Banking Unit After Deep Losses

Bank of America hires new unit president, announces lay-offs

(Newser) - After last week’s dismal report card for its investment arm, Bank of America replaced that unit’s president and announced a slate of reforms to recharge the business. Gene Taylor abruptly retired and will be replaced by Brian Moynihan, the bank’s president of Global Wealth and Investment Management,... More »

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