Write-Offs: 10.30.14

$$$ Swiss Boards Command Top Pay as Members Refuse ‘Peanuts’ [Bloomberg]

$$$ Tim Cook Speaks Up [BusinessWeek]

$$$ QE was a ‘nonevent’: Billion-dollar bond manager [CNBC]

$$$ Raymond James reports strongest recruiting year since 2009 [Reuters]

$$$ A Memphis divorcé who left his wife a year ago broke into a dance at a Bank of America branch last week after paying the last of his alimony payments, an online video shows. “I am done!” he exclaims with his check in his right hand. “Thank you Jesus, I am free at last! Free at last! Wooo!” [NYDN] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 10.29.14

$$$ Fed Closes Chapter On Easy Money [WSJ]

$$$ Alibaba’s Underwriters Are Bullish on the Stock [WSJ]

$$$ U.S. prosecutors reopen probes against several big banks: NYT [Reuters]

$$$ Billionaires’ feud is the bane of Bahamas [NYP]

$$$ Break-In Suspect Dresses As Teletubby, Allegedly Steals Chinese Food In Man Purse [HP] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 10.28.14

$$$ Facebook CFO Says Fourth Quarter Will Be ‘More Difficult’ [Bloomberg]

$$$ WhatsApp Gets a Warm Welcome Into Facebook [BV/Matt Levine]

$$$ Insider-Trading Probe Focuses on Medicare Agency [WSJ]

$$$ Short-seller Chanos says China seeing faster capital flight [Reuters]

$$$ Cops: Teletubby Broke Into Pal’s House, Stole Food [TSG] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 10.23.14

$$$ Rajaratnam’s Brother Settle’s SEC Lawsuit for $840,000 [Bloomberg]

$$$ ‘Humongous’ Treasury Future Surge Suggests Math Error [Bloomberg]

$$$ Fed’s ‘Stress Test’ Scenario for 2015 Looks at Exposure to Corporate Debt [WSJ]

$$$ Options investors see good times rolling for Facebook [Reuters]

$$$ Man Pretended To Be In Coma For Two Years In $64,000 Scam [HP] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 10.21.14

$$$ Allergan CEO led smear campaign against Valeant: Ackman [NYP]

$$$ Third Point Q3 2014 Investor Letter [PDF]

$$$ Hedge Fund Chief Jones Sees U.S. Stocks Beating Globe for Rest of 2014 [Bloomberg]

$$$ Zuckerberg Seeks a Pound of Flesh From Lawyers Who Sued Facebook [BusinessWeek]

$$$ Lawton police said Kristi Rhines ordered food and several alcoholic drinks Friday at El Chico and later told workers she didn’t have any money, but her husband would soon arrive to pay her tab. Rhines soon clarified her husband was Jesus Christ, but she admitted the union was not solidified with a marriage license. The woman, who managers said insisted the Christian savior would soon be arriving to pay in cash, was arrested on a fraud charge when police arrived and determined she had no means of paying the bill. [UPI] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 10.20.14

$$$ Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said the government will have to consider breaking up large financial institutions if Wall Street doesn’t stop excessive risk-taking and breaking the law. Mr. Dudley, in a speech sharply critical of bank behavior, also suggested top management bear the financial brunt of regulatory fines levied for wrongdoing. [WSJ]

$$$ Wall Street Wants Government Group On Cyber Security [FT]

$$$ Former Pimco Parent Pacific Life Moves Accounts to Janus [Bloomberg]

$$$ Chanos: Petrobras is a ‘scheme, not a stock’ [BloombergTV]

$$$ The case of the missing Count Chocula cereal boxes was solved Friday, when a craft brewer admitted to buying them to brew in a small-batch beer. Black Bottle Brewery in Fort Collins bought two Albertsons’ inventories of the iconic chocolate and marshmallow-bit cereal, puzzling at least one shopper in the process. “Every year I greatly look forward to the month of October when I can purchase a few boxes of this delicious chococlatey (sic) goodness,” Kristen Clark wrote in a letter to the Coloradoan. Clark is a “vegetarian and organic food eater for the most part,” but said she makes an exception once a year at Halloween for the 43-year-old General Mills cereal. Every year, that is, until this year. [Coloradoan] Read more »

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Write-Offs: 10.17.14

$$$ Morgan Stanley’s Profit Climbs 89% [WSJ]

$$$ Party Planner CEO Now Promising One Hour Delivery of Liquor [ValleyWag]

$$$ Mark Cuban Says He’s Buying Netflix Stock, Sees Takeover [Bloomberg]

$$$ Greek Exit Plan Lacks Backing From Economists [Bloomberg]

$$$ A Dover man who underwent a colonoscopy awoke after the procedure to find he was wearing pink women’s underwear, according to a lawsuit. [DO] Read more »

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