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Write-Offs: 04.11.11

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$$$Foreign Banks Tapped Fed’s Secret Lifeline Most at Crisis Peak [Bloomberg]

$$$ Does Silicon Valley Have An Insider Trading Problem? [NetNet]

$$$Prosecutors Seek To Block Rajaratnam’s Expert Testimony [WSJ]

$$$ Get Ready for Some Tech-Bubble Opulence, Starting With Facebook’s Russian Billionaire [Daily Intel]

$$$ Lloyd Blankfein received compensation valued at $14.12 million, up from $1.03 million in 2009, according to the firm's proxy filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission late today. He received a $5.4 million cash bonus, his first such payout since the crisis. The firm also paid $185,110 for Blankfein's car and driver. [FINS]

$$$ Preakness promoters unleash a drunken half-man, half-horse to advertise the Triple Crown race [The Week]

$$$ KKR, Carlyle Lead Best Quarterly Start for Buyout-Backed IPOs [Bloomberg]

$$$ Entire State of Maine Puts Homes on Clearance Sale [CNBC]

$$$ Buffett: The Secret of My Successor [WSJ]

$$$Too Many White Men On Wall Street? [FINS]