Bank of America Aims to Cut Fat and Slim Down

After years of ambitious mergers and inorganic growth, Bank of America (NYSE: BAC  ) has pledged to step on the corporate treadmill and lose some serious weight.

In 2011, CEO Brian Moynihan announced his ambitious plan to cut $8 billion in expenses by the middle of 2015. While it's easy to announce a cost-cutting program, implementing such a plan isn't quite as easy, and investors will be quick to hold Moynihan accountable if expenses aren't falling fast enough.

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