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Write-Offs: 03.23.11

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$$$ In testimony in the Galleon insider-trading trial, Goldman Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein said he had "awareness—I want to say, some inkling"—that the activities of the director, Rajat Gupta, were under scrutiny by prosecutors in March 2010, when Goldman announced he wouldn't stand for re-election. Mr. Gupta stepped down as a Goldman director in May 2010. [WSJ]

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$$$ Donald Trump Says He Could 'Definitely' Beat Obama [National Journal]

$$$Tokyo to Distribute Bottled Water After Radiation Levels Climb [Bloomberg]

$$$Why Won't the Fed Accept a Profitable Deal From AIG? [CNBC]

$$$ Fed tells Bank of America to rein in dividend plan‎ [Reuters]