Bank of America Makes a $4 Billion Mistake and Twitter User Growth Slows
Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) has made a significant error in the way the company calculates a crucial measure of its financial health. The error has gone undetected for years and had the company reporting $4 billion more capital than it actually had. The Federal Reserve has required the bank to suspend a share buyback and its planned increase in its quarterly dividend. Bank of America's first-quarter earnings release said that it had $134 billion of common equity Tier 1 capital, a closely monitored measurement. After discovering the error, that number fell to $130 billion.