Lunchtime Links: Please, pay me no bonus

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Bank of America's Ken Lewis has strongly recommended that he receive absolutely no bonus whatsoever this year and has suggested his fellow senior executives also go without. Lewis described his decision to advocate self deprivation as "difficult," but said BofA is a "pay for performance" kinda place and profits have declined for five quarters straight. It doesn't bode particularly well for bonuses at Merrill Lynch, which has made huge losses for almost as long as anyone can remember.

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