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U.S. Sues Bank of America for $1 Billion for Mortgage Fraud

The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan says he's suing Bank of America for $1 billion for mortgage fraud against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says Countrywide had procedures designed to process loans at high speed and generated thousands of fraudulent loans.

Bank of America Bad-Loan Provisions at 2007 Level

Because Bank of America serves about half the nation's households, the results could be seen as a statement about the progress Americans have made in managing their household finances, saving more and paying back debt.

Bank of America Adds $5 Debit Card Fee

The nation's largest bank plans to start charging customers a monthly fee for using their debit card to make purchases. Such a fee was unheard of before this year. Will it soon become an industry norm?

Bank of America Says It's Ready to Exit TARP

Bank of America has told U.S. regulators that it has met the final condition that was set on its plan to exit the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program. BofA, which repaid $45 billion in TARP funds in December 2009, needed to raise $3 billion in capital by the end of 2010.

Bank of America May Pay Employee Bonuses in Stock

As Bank of America continues to cope with fallout from the housing and mortgage crisis, the financial institution may have to pay some year-end employee bonuses in the form of stock because of a possible cash shortfall related to its buy-back of stock from the federal government.

Legal Briefing: BofA's Ex-CEO Pours Scorn on NY AG's Charges

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has sued Bank of America over its Merrill Lynch takeover, claiming it failed to disclose what bad shape Merrill was in before shareholders voted on the deal. Responses to the charges have been filed, with ex-CEO Ken Lewis' the most aggressive.

Fannie Mae Employees Got VIP Loans from Countrywide

Newly released documents from the House Committee on Oversight show that Fannie Mae employees accepted special loans and treatment from Countrywide Financial years before the 2008 mortgage meltdown brought financial markets to their knees.