WASHINGTON — At a congressional hearing Tuesday probing Bank of America Corp.'s deal for Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., one question loomed: who will succeed Ken Lewis at the helm of the Charlotte giant?

Testifying before the House Oversight Committee, B of A directors Charles Gifford and Thomas May refused to say whether Brian Moynihan, the bank's president of global consumer, small-business and card services, would be named to the top job.

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