Write-Offs: 07.12.13

$$$ Regulators Approve Plan for ‘Dark Pool’ Rules [WSJ]

$$$ Fed’s easy money damps M&A animal spirits [FT]

$$$ SEC bans three ex-Madoff employees from securities industry [Reuters]

$$$ Think Carefully About Where You Put the Office Bathroom [HBR]

$$$ Google Now Funding Wearable Computers for Dogs [BetaBeat]

$$$ Information wants to be expensive [Reuters / Felix Salmon]

$$$ Analyst Glenn Schorr Leaves Nomura for ISI [MoneyBeat]

$$$ Viking co-founder joins Sackler family office with Deutsche Bank PB pro [AR]

$$$ Pensions Sue Banks Over Credit-Default Swaps [WSJ]

$$$ “The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair. Coming to the same conclusion as it did in December, the all-male court found that bosses can fire employees they see as threats to their marriages, even if the subordinates have not engaged in flirtatious or other inappropriate behavior. The court said such firings do not count as illegal sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender.” [AP]

$$$ Twenty-eight possible Sharknado sequels [Wonkblog]