Write-Offs: 10.01.14

$$$ Hedge Funds Hit With Right Hook on Fannie-Freddie Ruling [Bloomberg]

$$$ Pimco September Total Return Fund Net Outflow $23.5 Billion [WSJ]

$$$Come join Kerrisdale Capital on October 6, 2014 for a live presentation in midtown Manhattan on the biggest stock promotion we’ve come across since Sino-Forest.” [Vimeo]

$$$ Exclusive: Goldman leads investment by Wall Street in new communications platform [Reuters / Lauren LaCapra]

$$$Shawna Bigelow is only a little jealous of the numerous sex dolls her boyfriend keeps in the basement. Most of the time, though, she and Dave Hockey enjoy an ongoing sexual relationship with the dolls, which they spent more than $32,000 on.” [HP] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 09.30.14

$$$ How Not To Regulate [The Atlantic]

$$$ Ex-Pimco Money Manager Accused Firm of Price Manipulation [Bloomberg]

$$$ Dimon Pep Talk Consoles Eric Cantor on Way to Wall Street [Bloomberg]

$$$ Prison bankers cash in on captive customers [Public Integrity]

$$$ Kim Jong Un hospitalized with two broken ankles, reportedly from wearing heels and being overweight [NYDN] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 09.29.14

$$$ Argentina Found in Contempt of U.S. Court in Bond Dispute [Bloomberg]

$$$ Pimco deletes all Bill Gross tweets [BI]

$$$ Bond Traders Are Fading Away [BusinessWeek]

$$$ New Pimco chiefs aim to calm waters [NYP]

$$$ Feds: NYC Mailman Hoarded 40,000 Pieces Of Undelivered Mail In His Home, Car, Locker [TSG] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 09.24.14

$$$ Hedge Funds Are Still Finding Love, Just Not at Calpers [Dealbook]

$$$ Yellen Warning on Unsettled Rate Timetable Ignored by Investors [Bloomberg]

$$$ The polar bear who took on Wall Street [WaPo]

$$$ In a recent study, 61 participants from the Northeastern U.S. were asked to choose between monetary options that differed in the level of risk. Questions included: “Would you prefer a 50 percent chance of receiving $5 or would you rather take a 13 percent chance of winning $50?” and “Would you prefer $10 for sure or a 50 percent chance of receiving $50?” Researchers found that individuals with more gray matter in a specific part of their brains tend to tolerate more financial risks, says Agnieszka Tymula, an economist at the University of Sydney and co-author of the findings. [BusinessWeek]

$$$ No, iOS 8 Does Not Allow You To Charge Your Phone In The Microwave [Consumerist] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 09.22.14

$$$ Ackman threatens to sue Allergan over Salix deal [NYP]

$$$ Middleman in Insider Trading Ring Worked at Citigroup [WSJ]

$$$ Jimmy Choo Plans London Listing [WSJ]

$$$ The war over Airbnb gets personal. [NYM]

$$$ Watch Out For This Rock Paper Scissors Hustler Prowling Brooklyn Bars [Gothamist] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 09.22.14

$$$ According to the new Billionaire Census from Wealth-X and UBS, the world’s billionaires are holding an average of $600 million in cash each—greater than the gross domestic product of Dominica. [CNBC]

$$$ SEC Finds ‘Deficiencies’ at Hedge Funds [WSJ]

$$$ Argentina’s Fernandez to meet billionaire investor Soros in New York [Reuters]

$$$ Meet the Guy Who Helped the NYSE Land Tech’s Biggest IPO [re/code]

$$$ Reporter Charlo Greene quit on-air during KTVA-TV’s 10 p.m. newscast Sunday, revealing herself as the owner of the medical marijuana business Alaska Cannabis Club and telling viewers that she would be using all of her energy to fight for legalizing marijuana in Alaska. [KTVA] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 09.19.14

$$$ This Man’s Job: Make Bill Gates Richer [WSJ]

$$$ Retail investors rush to buy Alibaba IPO [Reuters]

$$$ Goldman admits cultivating ties with Libya fund [FT]

$$$ Man Pleads Guilty to Passing Tips in ‘Post-it’ Insider Trading Ring [Dealbook]

$$$ Son of Minnesota Vikings Part-Owner Says He Wasn’t Legally Married to His Wife [WSJ]

$$$ Kim Jong-un loves cheese so much he’s ballooned in size and walks with limp [Mirror] Read more »

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