Write-Offs: 02.06.14

$$$ UBS Wealth Americas hits billion-dollar profit goal [Reuters]

$$$ JPMorgan’s Blythe Masters Joins CFTC Markets Advisory Committee [Bloomberg]

$$$ WJB Capital Executives Charged in Scheme to Prop Up Firm [Bloomberg]

$$$ Phil Falcone Gets A Babysitter [NetNet]

$$$ Russia’s Economic Malaise Casts Specter Over Games [NYT]

$$$ Floating restaurant breaks loose from moorings again [WLWT]

$$$ Sleeping Easier in the Citi [WSJ]

$$$ JPMorgan in talks with Mercuria on commodities unit sale [Reuters]

$$$ The passionate note surfaced amid the flotsam of a shipwrecked marriage. It was written in broken English by a woman to herself, pouring out her love for a man called Tony. “Oh, shit, oh, shit,” she wrote. “Whatever why I’m so so missing Tony. Because he is so so charming and his clothes are so good. He has such good body and he has really really good legs Butt . . . And he is slim tall and good skin. Pierce blue eyes which I love. Love his eyes. Also I love his power on the stage . . . and what else and what else and what else . . . ” The woman was Wendi Deng Murdoch, the Chinese wife of the Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch. The note, not revealed until now, could have been one of the few pieces of evidence in their surprise divorce last year, had the case come to trial. “Tony” was the former prime minister of Great Britain, Tony Blair. [Vanity Fair]

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  1. Posted by Guest | February 6, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Who picked the lock on Wendi's Hello Kitty diary? Seriously, what grown woman writes like that… and keeps a teenage crush diary? This Tiger Mama is not showing a good example for her daughters.

  2. Posted by throw me a bone | February 7, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    can we all get a bit ZH for a second and acknowledge how funny it is that she is part of the CFTC?

  3. Posted by throw me a bone | February 7, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    nevermind.

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