Write-Offs: 09.15.14

$$$ Calpers to Exit Hedge Funds, Citing Expenses, Complexity [Bloomberg)

$$$ Scots Breakaway Seen at 45% Probability by Economists [Bloomberg]

$$$ Citigroup, Other Banks Release Midyear Stress-Test Results [WSJ]

$$$ Senior BNP Paribas energy traders quit; bank denies downsizing [Reuters]

$$$ Here’s a review of (the food at) Wall Street Bath & Spa [Gawker] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 09.12.14

$$$ Puerto Rico Finds It Has New Friends in Hedge Funds [Deablook]

$$$ Enron Buster Is Back at Justice and Taking Aim at Real People [Bloomberg]

$$$ Alibaba’s Banks to Start Closing Order Books [WSJ]

$$$ Why Bitcoins And Apple Can’t Kill Off Cash [Bloomberg]

$$$A ‘Cringeworthy’ Evening With The Real ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ [AboveTheLaw]

$$$ When agents tested the powdery substance Mitchell allegedly sold them, it contained no trace of cocaine. Police they say he later admitted it was the crushed corner of a Pop Tart, which he only sold because he needed the money. He was charged with selling a counterfeit controlled substance and creating a counterfeit controlled substance. [HP] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 09.11.14

$$$ Alibaba draws interest from Tepper, Loeb, Cooperman [NetNet]

$$$Apple’s big day didn’t turn me on” [FT]

$$$ Most Hedge-Fund Managers Are Overpaid, Big Investor Says [Bloomberg]

$$$ What Are NFL Cheerleaders Worth? Inside Their Fight for Minimum Wage [BusinessWeek]

$$$ Sarah Palin’s family involved in drunken fight at snowmobile party: reports [NYDN] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 09.09.14

$$$ With no bank in charge, Alibaba’s bankers learn to work together [Reuters]

$$$ Apple Unveils Product Barrage of Watch, Bigger IPhones and Pay [Bloomberg]

$$$ Citigroup to Bolster Mexican Unit [WSJ]

$$$ Snapchat and Reggie Brown Resolve Dispute [BusinessWire]

$$$ Is Steven Cohen Out of the Woods? [BusinessWeek]

$$$ What will $1 million buy you in New York City? A diamond-encrusted Cartier men’s watch. A small fleet of 2014 Bentley Continentals. Or maybe your very own parking spot in SoHo. [NYT] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 09.08.14

$$$ CFTC Said to Alert Justice Department of Criminal Rate Rigging [Bloomberg]

$$$ Bank Earnings Expected to Rise in 3rd Quarter [WSJ]

$$$ Trump Entertainment Plans to File for Bankruptcy Again [Bloomberg]

$$$ Citigroup Sees Trading Revenue Slump Easing [WSJ]

$$$ $100 Will Get You a Pass to Eat Olive Garden Pasta Until You Explode [Jezebel] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 09.05.14

$$$ JPMorgan Suffered Exodus of Tech Talent Before Breach by Hackers [Bloomberg]

$$$ Alibaba Seeks $21.1 Billion in IPO of E-Commerce Giant [Bloomberg]

$$$ Family Dollar Again Turns Down Offer From Dollar General [WSJ]

$$$ CFTC to Scrutinize Banks Shifting Trading Operations Overseas [WSJ]

$$$If only you knew I made 32k since June” [Jezebel via Matt] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 09.04.14

$$$ Big banks must face U.S. swaps price-fixing lawsuit [Reuters]

$$$ Median Incomes Fell for All But Richest in 2010-13, Fed Says [Bloomberg]

$$$ Goldman Sachs Just Says ‘Vice President’ to Be Polite [BloombergView/Matt]

$$$ Draghi’s intervention startles markets [FT]

$$$ A Seattle man is facing felony assault charges after allegedly shooting at two people who interrupted an 0ral s3x session taking place on the street. Police said the incident took place around 2 a.m. on Aug. 26, when an unnamed man and woman were walking down a downtown street arguing with each other. At the same time, a man later identified as Paul Hunter was receiving 0ral s3x from an unidentified woman. The woman performing the alleged s3x act on the suspect was apparently spooked by the quarreling couple and fled the scene before the suspect had climaxed, according to The Smoking Gun. The tuxedo-clad suspect was allegedly angry by the course of events and pulled out a 9mm Kel-Tec pistol. “You’re dead mother (expletive),” Hunter shouted at the pair before opening fire, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. “You’re dead.” [HP] Read more »

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