Write-Offs: 03.29.12

$$$ Bain Gave Staff Way to Swell IRAs by Investing in Deals [WSJ]

$$$ Rousseff attacks west’s crisis response [FT]

$$$ Canada Eliminates Penny Costing Penny-and-a-Half to Make [Bloomberg]

$$$ Harvard faculty and students tended to regard the business school with a mix of disdain and condescension; its students were seen as academically suspect. Overwhelmingly white and male — just 11 percent of Romney’s HBS classmates were women — the business school was insulated from the forces buffeting society. For clean-cut business students, venturing onto the main university campus meant running a gantlet of hostile looks. “You felt like they didn’t want you to be there,” says Mitch Kurz, who was a year behind Romney and later became chief executive officer of Wunderman, an advertising agency. [BW]

$$$ Owner hopes stolen parrot annoys thieves [UPI, earlier]

$$$ RIM CEO cleans house as BlackBerry maker posts loss [Reuters]

$$$ A TARP Auction Loss for Treasury [WSJ]

$$$ BNP Paribas Says Restructuring on Track [WSJ]

$$$ Mega Millions game theory; is this an EMH question? [Kid Dynamite]

$$$ ‘McDonald’s made me a prostitute:’ Woman sues fast-food giant for turning her into a Vegas working girl [NYDN via ATL]

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