Write-Offs: 02.03.14

$$$ Former Fed Chairman Bernanke Joins Brookings Institution [Bloomberg]

$$$ Ackman questions Herbalife recruiting tactics on new website [Reuters]

$$$ Europe’s Banks Poised to Return to Acquisition Trail [WSJ]

$$$ SAC’s Martoma Used Doctor as Coal Mine Canary, Jury Told [Bloomberg]

$$$ Sad Denver Fans Cranked Up P0rn After Super Bowl Defeat [Gawker]

$$$ Treasury’s Lew Says ‘Time Is Short’ for Debt-Ceiling Fix [WSJ]

$$$ In Mark Manski’s mind, his job as a restructuring adviser is not unlike being an NFL quarterback. “I’m Tom Brady,” said Mr. Manski, who last month joined the New York office of management consulting and financial advisory firm Development Specialists Inc. [Reuters]

$$$ Troopers say a Wasilla woman tried to flee a DUI stop by pulling into her garage and shutting the door early Sunday morning, and then fought police trying to arrest her. [ADN]