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Bank of America to Pay $16 Billion to Settle Mortgage Cases

U.S. news outlets say Bank of America has agreed to pay over $16 billion to settle the federal government's investigation into its sale of mortgage-backed securities, the investment vehicle largely blamed for the 2008 financial crisis. The reports say a tentative agreement was reached last week during a phone call between Bank of America chairman Brian Moynihan and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Details of the agreement are still being worked out, but sources say Bank of America...

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