Write-Offs: 1.29.15

$$$ Shake Shack Prices IPO at $21, Above Expectations [WSJ]

$$$ How Goldman Banker Became NFL’s Go-To Stadium-Finance Guy [Bloomberg]

$$$ Jack Ma Loses $1.4 Billion as Alibaba Stock Drops [Bloomberg]

$$$ Former Hedge-Fund Managers Hit the Comeback Trail [WSJ]

$$$ Alec Baldwin Swears Off Another Airline [Gawker] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 1.28.15

$$$ Central Bankers Ramp Up Currency Wars [WSJ]

$$$ S&P Near $1.37 Billion Settlement of Crisis-Era Suits [WSJ]

$$$ Big banks fail to dismiss U.S. currency rigging lawsuit [Reuters]

$$$ $18 billion earnings has Icahn biting tongue on Apple [NYP]

$$$ Actual Idiots Need to Be Told Not to Call 911 About Facebook Outage [Jezebel] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 1.27.15

$$$ Yahoo to Spin Off Remaining Alibaba Stake [WSJ]

$$$ Investors Rethink Taking a Leap Into Junk Bin [WSJ]

$$$ Apple Delivers Quarter for the Ages [WSJ]

$$$ Oil jumps on weaker dollar; traders wary of stock build [Reuters]

$$$ Survey: Valentine’s revelers to spend $703 million on gifts for pets [UPI] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 1.26.15

$$$ Blizzard Set to Bring New York, Northeast to a Standstill [Bloomberg]

$$$ Here’s What the Blizzard Is Shutting Down [BusinessWeek]

$$$ Russia Rating Cut to Junk by S&P as Ukraine, Oil Weigh on Growth [Bloomberg]

$$$ Greece Must Repay Debt, Europe Officials Say [WSJ]

$$$ Judge: You cannot name your baby ‘Nutella’ [NYP] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 1.22.15

$$$ Judge Finds Ex-Merrill Trader Hid Millions From Bankruptcy Court [WSJ]

$$$ Draghi Commits to Trillion-Euro QE in Deflation Fight [Bloomberg]

$$$ Denmark Says It Has ‘Plenty of Kroner’ to Take On Hedge Funds [Bloomberg]

$$$ Four months after public ouster, Tinder founder is still CEO [NYP]

$$$ Dustin Diamond, ‘Saved by the Bell’ star, pleads not guilty in bar stabbing case [NYDN] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 1.21.15

$$$ Bank of Canada Cuts Rates to Protect Its Hot Housing Market [Bloomberg]

$$$ Chris Rokos, who generated more than $4 billion as a trader at Brevan Howard Asset Management, will start his own hedge fund with the backing of his former employer after settling a lawsuit against the firm. [Bloomberg]

$$$ Hold the Garlic: How to Feed the World Elite at Davos [Bloomberg]

$$$ EBay Announces Job Cuts, Icahn Pact [WSJ]

$$$ Man, 20, Cops Plea To Lewd Act With Stuffed Horse Inside Walmart [TSG] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 1.20.15

$$$ S&P’s Settlement With the SEC Isn’t the End of Its Problems [BusinessWeek]

$$$ Marc Faber berates central banks for ‘fraud’ [CNBC]

$$$ Fallout Builds From Insider Trading Ruling [Dealbook]

$$$ 2 Wall Street Deal Makers Form an Activist Fund With a Twist [Dealbook]

$$$ Human Ken Doll Risks Blindness To Become ‘100 Percent Plastic’ [HP] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 1.16.15

$$$ Russia Cut to Baa3 by Moody’s on Oil Plunge as Junk Rating Looms [Bloomberg]

$$$ FXCM, Brokerage Hit by Swiss Shock, Gets $300 Million From Jefferies Owner Leucadia [Bloomberg]

$$$ Inflation Slows Amid Plunge in Oil [WSJ]

$$$ Fitch Revises Greek Long-Term Outlook to Negative [WSJ]

$$$ Loose Pet Alligator May Have Been Eating Neighborhood Cats For 40 Years [Reuters] Read more »

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