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Bank of America Loses $2.2B as Loans Sour

Investment revenues up, but consumers default on nearly $10B

(Newser) - Bank of America Corp. lost more $2.24 billion in the third quarter, the company announced today, as loan losses kept rising. Those losses amounted to nearly $10 billion, providing further evidence that consumers are still struggling to pay their bills. The bank also added $2.1 billion to its... More »

Banks Face New Loan Crisis: Rebuilding Reserves

'Provisions' may turn out not to be large enough

(Newser) - Within Bank of America’s disappointing first-quarter earnings was an unwelcome harbinger for the banking industry, the Wall Street Journal reports. BofA’s results were dragged down by huge additions to its loan-loss provision, an expense many other banks will also record soon. Given current credit conditions, many banks will... More »

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