Write-Offs: 05.01.06

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$$$Top Ten Ways You Know You Watch Too Much CNBC [Hedgefolio via The Big Picture]
$$$ Who has the higher R-squared with impending financial doom: Mark Cuban or Guy Kawasaki? [Going Private]
$$$Separated at birth: insider trader Sonja Anticevic and amateur securities sleuth Yolanda Holtzee? [UnderTheCounter.net]
$$$Variety to Yucaipa CEO Ron Burkle: "Public figures don't declare war on the press, Ron. The press will always win." [Variety via Jared Paul Stern's media mailing list]
$$$Murder! Intrigue! Bankers!:

One brother, the good son, high-powered Merrill Lynch banker, was bludgeoned to death by his wife in Hong Kong after being fed a narcotic milk shake—by his own young daughter. Another brother, the bad son, stole millions of dollars, then was discovered bound and stabbed in the back in his Greenwich mansion. The unbelievable story of an ordinary family gone horribly wrong. [New York mag]

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