Kenneth D. Lewis, Bank of America Corp.'s chairman and chief executive, said Thursday that its revenue should top $100 billion this year — all the more reason the full nationalization of banks would be a "nightmare."

In his prepared remarks for the Boston Chief Executive Officers' Club, Lewis joined the list of big-bank executives forecasting respectable results this week. He said B of A should post about $50 billion of earnings, excluding taxes and loan-loss provisions.

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