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Write-Offs: 12.29.10

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$$$ Sweden Shows Central Bankers How to Fight Against Next Asset-Price Bubble [Bloomberg]

$$$ "A Manhattan party girl says her investor hubby is threatening to post steamy sex videos of her online if she doesn't accept a lowball divorce settlement, court papers say. Lily Shang, 24, has asked a judge to stop soon-to-be ex-husband David Rucker from releasing the raunchy tapes, which supposedly show the couple having sex in their swanky former Battery Park City pad. Rucker told Shang he would edit himself out of the videos and make them public - unless the sexy brunette plays ball in divorce negotiations, according to the filing in Manhattan Supreme Court. The accused bedroom auteur, who manages a downtown investment firm, says he'd never release the salacious footage. "That would damage me, since I actually have a career," Rucker, 26, told the Daily News in an exclusive interview, taking a shot at his club-hopping wife. "It's almost comical," he said. Rucker, a top-dog at Golden Archer Investments, said Shang refuses to even answer his calls about a possible divorce settlement. "She's just trying to make me look bad," he said. "I don't even know what's still on my hard drive," he said. [NYDN]

$$$ Wall Streeters, Publicly Modest, Still Covet Fancy Toys [Reuters]

$$$ Wanted: A Pardon For Billy The Kid [WSJ]

$$$ CBOE, Options Clearing Corp. sued by NY hedge fund [CB]

$$$ Groupon Files to Raise Up to $950 Million From Preferred Shares [Bloomberg]