Write-Offs: 12.24.13

$$$ BlackBerry Founder Walks Away From Possible Takeover Deal [Bloomberg]

$$$ Moore Capital Said To Offer Roles To SAC Money Managers [Bloomberg]

$$$ Carlyle near deal to buy J&J diagnostics unit – sources [Reuters]

$$$ The sexual harassment allegations against Buffalo-area Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak are starting to pile up…Caitrin Kennedy, 24, charges that Gabryszak’s bad behavior began just days after she was hired in September when he suggested they have a “couples massage” together. She claims he frequently spoke of prostitutes and strip clubs, asked her to join him at jiggle joints and voiced concern that if “workers in the sex trade were to unionize, he would no longer be able to afford their services.”

$$$ SEC Says Ratings Industry More Competitive, Transparent [WSJ]

$$$ Detroit Gets New Debt Terms [WSJ]

$$$ Realtors probed after ‘home is overpriced to use it as sex pad’ [AP]