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Write-Offs: 12.28.09

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$$$ James Grant Interview: Let The Good Times Roll [NYM]
$$$Charlie Gasparino: New York Needs Wall Street [HuffPo]
$$$JP Morgan may scrap £1.5bn London HQ plan over Labour's attacks on City: "Jamie Dimon made the coded warning to Alistair Darling in an angry phone call after the Government revealed its 50pc super-tax on bonuses in the pre-Budget report. Although Mr Dimon did not explicitly threaten to can the 1.9m square foot Docklands development, he pointedly used it to demonstrate the bank's commitment to London. A JP Morgan executive stressed: 'There were no threats made on the call and we have made no decisions on people or buildings based on the super-tax announcement.'" [Telegraph]
$$$ Sex Diaries: The Divorced Trader Living Out His Fantasy Life [DI]