Write-Offs: 05.02.06

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$$$What to do with the Freedom Tower if private sector companies/financial services firms won't relocate there: put the UN on the top floor, simultaneously making it terrorist-proof and solving the midtown parking problem. [Jeff Matthews Is Not Making This Up]
$$$A Few Good Expenses (Tom Cruise as VP Finance; Jack Nicholson as Sales VP.) [Paul Kedrosky]
$$$Why most business reporting sucks [Chief Executive]
$$$ It walks like a tech boom, talks like a tech boom... but it's not a tech boom. Five reasons why. [InformationWeek]
$$$Life settlements: Does this count as securitizing human capital? [WSJ]


Write-Offs: 06.25.12

$$$ EU could rewrite eurozone budgets [FT] $$$ Moody's Cuts Ratings on 28 Spanish Banks [WSJ] $$$ Do-it-yourself currency devaluation [NetNet / John Carney] $$$ Greek Finance Minister Quits Days Into The Job [Bloomberg] $$$ RBS computer failure condemns man to spend weekend in jail [Telegraph] $$$ Feeding your pet rabbit carrots could be bad for him [NYP] $$$ A leading tech focused M&A boutique investment bank would like to hire a senior associate or VP - could it be you? [DBCC] $$$ Mapping and Sizing the U.S. Repo Market [Liberty Street Economics] $$$ Downgrade of Funds to Have Broad Effects [WSJ] $$$ Banks fight Fed's push to make them less entwined [Reuters] $$$ "Breastaurants" Experiencing a Mini-Boom [AP] $$$ A Jew-Hating Elmo In Central Park [Gawker]

Write-Offs: 2.19.15

The "hottest" tech start-ups; Hedge funds betting on Greece; Citigroup cares about global warming; "Colombian woman changes name to ABCDEFG HIJKLMN OPQRST UVWXYZ"; AND MORE.

Write-Offs: 07.09.12

$$$ Tucker denies intervening on Libor [FT] $$$ SAC’s Cohen Joins Loeb Starting Reinsurer For Capital [Bloomberg] $$$ "My best guess is that the LIBOR manipulation that went on before the financial crisis had a small effect on human suffering and its not clear whether it increased human suffering or decreased it. My best guess is that the LIBOR manipulation during the crisis reduced human suffering." [Modeled Behavior] $$$ "I do not understand why physicists are quite happy to say that the gravitational constant in appropriate SI units is 6.67384 ± 0.00080, but in finance and economics we are unwilling to say that the price of an asset is 103.23 ± 0.65." [Jayanth Varma] $$$ Employment Seeker Mistakes Nic Cage JPEG for CV, Inadvertently Sends Out Greatest Job Application Ever [Gawker] $$$ Morgan Stanley wants a FIG banking VP, if that's your thing [DBCC] $$$ New CFPB rules to simplify mortgage disclosure are 1,099 pages long [Kid Dynamite] $$$ Patriot Coal Files For Bankruptcy Protection In New York [Bloomberg] $$$ FN100 Most Influential: Regulators tighten grip on industry [FN] $$$ The New York Times Gets a ‘Rare Glimpse’ Quite Often [DI]

Write-Offs: 07.05.12

$$$ Greece drops demand to ease bailout terms [FT] $$$ The NYSE Gets Its Very Own Dark Pool [MarketBeat] $$$ The Strange Takeover Limbo of CVR [DealBook] $$$ Countrywide won influence by giving House members discounts, report says [AP] $$$ Jon Ronson talks to rich people, middle-class people, and poor people [GQ] $$$ The guy who finished ahead of David Einhorn in the $1mm buy-in One Drop poker tournament was beaten up shortly afterwards [Poker News Daily] $$$ A German university is suing a business student for lost income because he finished his bachelors and masters degrees in only 20 months [UPI] $$$ A top institution is looking for a VP level structured credit trader in New York [DBCC] $$$ Euro the big loser after central banks intervene [FT] $$$ Irish Bill Sale Marks End Of Drought As Spain Yields Rise [Bloomberg] $$$ Why not have variable-rate mortgages with fixed payments but variable amortization periods? [American Banker] $$$ Traded assets are more volatile than non-traded assets, NGDP targeting edition [Noahpinion] $$$ Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher's wife is the Kleiner Perkins partner suing them for gender discrimination [Term Sheet] $$$ An Alternative Living Will for Banks [Paperwell]