Write-Offs: 02.21.14

$$$ Fed Failed to See Lehman’s Fallout for Economy, Transcripts Show [Bloomberg]

$$$ Fannie Mae Payments to U.S. Will Exceed Bailout [Bloomberg]

$$$ Banks balk on marijuana money despite US guidelines [CNBC]

$$$ Mark Cuban shows up at SEC event, shares reactions on Twitter [CNBC]

$$$ With Ban on Ads Removed, Hedge Funds Test Waters [Dealbook]

$$$ “We’re creating a sort of thermometer for sex,” co-creator Tyler Elick, 29, told The Huffington Post. In addition to how long you’re lasting, Spreadsheets can keep track of thrusts per minute, audio levels, and frequency of sex. [HP]

$$$ Ex-Evercore Managing Director Accused of Insider Trading [Bloomberg]

$$$ SEC Plans to Implement ‘Tick Size’ Pilot [WSJ]

$$$ Jen Selter, the 20-year-old Instagram star who’s amassed 2.5 million followers thanks to sultry photos of her well-endowed rear, taught none other than Barbara Walters the art of the belfie, i.e. “butt selfie” when she taped an episode of The View yesterday. [NYP]

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  1. Posted by Guest | February 21, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    oh no, she started a horrible trend. Belfie, T(its)elfie, P(enis)elfie [or possibly Delfie], V(agina)elfie, I(islets of Langerhans)elfie…. you get the picture.

  2. Posted by Guest | February 24, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    RIP Dealbreaker
    2007 – 2010

  3. Posted by London Banker | February 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Maybe Shazar lives in Hawaii and doesn't 'get' time zones

  4. Posted by Quant me maybe ... | February 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Is today some obscure Gentile holiday?

  5. Posted by Guest | February 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Too many appletinis last night Shazar?

  6. Posted by Ted E. | February 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    In honor of Romanian Dragobete, "the day when the birds are betrothed", Dealbreaer will be closed today. Please check in by lunchtime tomorrow for the Opening Bell.

    – J Shazar.

  7. Posted by Quant me maybe ... | February 24, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Today's opening bell brought to you by bloomberg:

  8. Posted by Guest | February 24, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Maybe it was bonus day at DB.

  9. Posted by Shaz's beard | February 24, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    "Nudie magazine day! Nudie magazine day!"

    -Shazzy by the pool

  10. Posted by Sveny | February 24, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    The highlight by far was the Goldman goes to congress day.

  11. Posted by Guest | February 24, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    I have slayed plent… Oh f*ck, why do I even bother these days.

  12. Posted by UBS sucks guy | February 24, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    "This is the end, my only friend, the end…."

    -Jon Shazar, weeping into pillow in mommy Shaz's basement