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Write-Offs: 03.28.11

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$$$ JPMorgan's decision to be the sole lender on a $20 billion loan to AT&T Inc. is a “credit negative” for the bank and may encourage other lenders to take on more risk, Moody’s Investors Service said. [Bloomberg]

$$$ Obama’s new gadget: an iPad [MarketWatch]

$$$ D.E. Shaw, Indian Billionaire Plan Financial Services Venture [FINalternatives]

$$$ GE Defends Tax Record, Attacks New York Times In Twitter Campaign [HP]

$$$Blockbuster To Close 186 More Stores [DJ]

$$$ Banks Push to Weaken Dodd-Frank Risk Rules [CNBC]

$$$Bronx Zoo Cobra Still on the Loose, Now Tweeting [Daily Intel]

$$$ Just putting it out there, do what you will with it: "Hope this note finds you well. I would like to invite you to come down to Hanover Square on Tuesday, April 5th at 12PM to celebrate the grand opening of The Original SoupMan’s financial district restaurant. On hand to cut the ribbon and help celebrate is none other than New York Yankee legend Reggie Jackson. Come down to meet the legend and of course get some soup for you! Please RSVP to me and I will send you a VIP pass for your free bowl of soup. The first 100 customers will also receive a free t-shirt. We hope to see you there!" [Gems of My Inbox]