BofA’s retail bankers save day for beleaguered bond traders

BANK OF AMERICA reported a net income of $7.3 billion. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONELLI
BANK OF AMERICA reported a net income of $7.3 billion in the fourth quarter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONELLI
NEW YORK - Bank of America Corp.’s consumer bankers saved the day for their bond-trading colleagues. The company’s retail-banking business saw a 5 percent jump in average loans in the fourth quarter and drove a record profit for the company, helping counter a slide in bond trading that’s been hurting all of Wall Street. “We…

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