This was after Lehman tanked and Bank of America got stuck with Merrill.
A spokeswoman for Thain denied a rumor inside Merrill that Thain is poised to step down from the firm.
The systemic risk of Merrill's folding like Lehman had was far too devastating for either Ben Bernanke or Hank Paulson to imagine.
She sued Merrill Lynch—while working for Merrill Lynch—and won.
The curious case of the obscene Merrill Lynch bonuses just keeps getting more and more disturbing and harder and harder to fathom.
The testimony of Brown was also of such a nature as to be impeaching of the statements of Mayor Merrill on the witness stand.
"Can't prove it by me, madame," said Merrill, sententiously.
Dr. Merrill, in company with an old hunter, had climbed down into a deep, narrow canyon.
"This is a bad business, Mr. Merrill," he found his breath to say.
"Your uncle wishes to see you, Mr. Merrill," he said gravely.