Write-Offs: 08.22.14

$$$ Goldman to Buy Mortgage Debt for $3.15 Billion to End FHFA Probe [Bloomberg]

$$$ Whisky Hunter Makes 1,300% on Single Malt as Bordeaux Sours [Bloomberg]

$$$ Fed’s Yellen Hawks a Foggier Rate Future [WSJ]

$$$ Valeant and Pershing Square Said to Have Votes for Special Meeting of Botox Maker Allergan [Dealbook]

$$$ German landlady was right to evict tenant for using squeaky old sex swing: court [NYDN] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 08.21.14

$$$ U.S. Judge Says Argentina’s Debt Swap Proposal Is Illegal [WSJ]

$$$ Central Bankers Wrestle With Easy Money Amid Uneven Global Recovery [WSJ]

$$$ Millennial Bankers Get Raises as Firms Fight Defections [Bloomberg]

$$$ Blackstone Finds a Way to Outsource ‘Skin in the Game’ [Dealbook]

$$$ Dude Named Stoner Arrested On Pot Charges [NYP] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 08.19.14

$$$ Citi to US: Argentina banking license at risk [Reuters]

$$$ NY’s Lawsky slaps Standard Chartered with $300M fine [NYP]

$$$ Ballmer Exits Microsoft’s Board After Resignation as CEO [Bloomberg]

$$$ The Man Who Blew the Whistle [NYT]

$$$ Pimco’s push into equities takes shape [FT]

$$$ 90’s teen heartthrob Andrew Keegan starts his own religion [NYDN] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 08.13.14

$$$ Hedge Fund Holdouts Fail to Reach Private Deal Over Argentine Debt [Dealbook]

$$$ Ackman’s Sales Pitch for His Hedge Fund, and His I.P.O. [Dealbook]

$$$The hedge fund founder asked a Manhattan court to grant him access to recordings he claims will prove his Bahamas neighbor, Canadian clothing maker Peter Nygard, ran a “smear campaign” with faked videos portraying him as an insider trader, drug trafficker, Ku Klux Klan member and murderer.” [Bloomberg]

$$$ Atlantic City Faces Downward Spiral With Revel’s Demise [Bloomberg]

$$$ Mr. Met Visits Hospital, Kids Want to Know What the Deal Is With His Giant Scary Head [Daily Intel] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 08.12.14

$$$ Argentine Bonds Extend Losses as No Progress Seen in Debt Talks [Bloomberg]

$$$ Yellen resolved to avoid raising rates too soon, fearing downturn [Reuters]

$$$ ‘Candy Crush’ maker’s shares crash as much as 23% [NYP]

$$$ Woman Confesses To Filming Porn In Church After Tipster Recognizes Her Breasts [HP]

$$$ Wisconsin groom arrested on wedding night after throwing full mug of beer during bar argument Read more »

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Write-Offs: 08.11.14

$$$ U.S. watchdog calls bitcoin ‘Wild West’ of finance [Reuters]

$$$ London Banks Award New Hires 20% More Pay in July [Bloomberg]

$$$ Crucible Capital CEO criminally charged with obstructing SEC [Reuters]

$$$ U.S. Bank Profits Near Record Levels [WSJ]

$$$ Alleged Burglar Caught After Beating Cops In Doughnut-Eating Contest [HP] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 08.07.14

$$$ Argentina Sues U.S. in International Court of Justice Over Debt Dispute [WSJ]

$$$ Owner of Lingerie Chain Agent Provocateur Said to Hire Goldman to Run a Sale [Dealbook]

$$$ He sprayed a giant, white “AIG Sucks” on a six-foot by four-foot blue background. Over the first two letters of Sucks, Hancock painted a red “Ro,” spelling out “Rocks” and revealing on canvas the aspirations that would occupy the next years of his life. [Bloomberg]

$$$ Start-Ups Seize Marijuana Opportunities as Big Companies Hold Back [NYT]

$$$ Study: Most Sexting Occurs On Tuesdays Between 10 a.m. and Noon [BetaBeat] Read more »

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