FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, a woman passes a Bank of America office branch, in New York. Bank of America said Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 that it has agreed to pay $2.43 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit related to its acquisition of Merrill Lynch at the height of the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, a woman passes a Bank of America office branch, in New York. Bank of America said Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 that it has agreed to pay $2.43 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit related to its acquisition of Merrill Lynch at the height of the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, a woman passes a Bank of America office branch, in New York. Bank of America said Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 that it has agreed to pay $2.43 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit related to its acquisition of Merrill Lynch at the height of the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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