Visa, MasterCard and PayPal announced in the past few weeks that they would not process any transaction intended for WikiLeaks.
UPDATE: Bank of America's stock rebounded in early trading Wednesday, rising .50 percent. ORIGINAL POST: Bank of America's stock took a hit on Tuesday, as rumors circulated that WikiLeaks could release a trove of the bank's secret -- and potentially "unethical" -- documents next year.
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by Steve Ragan - Dec 18 2010, 10:16
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Financial giant Bank of America has added its name to the list of institutions dropping support for WikiLeaks , announcing that it has stopped handling any payments to or from the whistle-blowing website.
GENEVA – A Swiss banker whose actions caused a U.S. judge to briefly shut down WikiLeaks three years ago goes on trial next week for distributing confidential documents. Rudolf Elmer has been ordered to appear before a Zurich regional court on Jan. 19 to answer charges of coercion and violating Switzerland's strict banking secrecy laws.