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The Wall Street Journal reports that Bank of America is said to have offered to repay the US government part of its bailout support, perhaps as much as $20bn of the $45bn it has taken over the last year or so. Repayment of $20bn would mean that the bank would no longer by regarded as an 'exceptional' aid recipient, and it would therefore not have any of its compensation overseen by the US 'pay czar'.