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Bank of America shares fall on WikiLeaks fear

Bank of America Corp. shares were falling on speculation that it might be the target of a WikiLeaks release early next year.

The bank’s stock fell 36 cents, or 3.2 percent, to $10.95 on Tuesday. In an interview published in the latest issue of Forbes magazine, the founder of the whistle-blower organization, Julian Assange, said he plans to release tons of internal documents from a major U.S. bank early next year.

While Assange wouldn’t identify the bank to Forbes, he said last year in a separate interview with Computerworld that he had several gigabytes of data from a Bank of America executive’s hard drive.

A spokesman for Bank of America said: “We are unaware of any new claims by Wikileaks that pertain specifically to Bank of America.”


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