Update: I guess this is obvious, but Bloomberg is reporting that B of A is walking away from any Lehman deal:
Sept. 14 (Bloomberg) — Bank of America Corp. abandoned talks to buy Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., according to a person with knowledge of the matter, less than three hours after Barclays Plc said it wouldn’t buy the faltering investment bank.
Via the WSJ:
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. are in merger discussions, according to people familiar with the matter.
The talks come amid a Wall Street scramble to sort out a potential liquidation of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Bank of America had considered buying Lehman, but when those talks failed to result in a deal, BofA turned its attention to Merrill, which is considered a better fit for the bank.
Much remains uncertain and conditions were fluid.
Well, that was unexpected…