Write-Offs: 05.04.11

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$$$ Lawmakers told $2 trillion debt cap raise needed: sources (Reuters)

$$$Obama will not release bin Laden photos, White House says (WaPo)

$$$Value Investing Congress Summary: Marks, Romick, Tilson, Leonard & More (MarketFolly)

$$$ UBS Financial Services Inc. lost a jury verdict of almost $10.6 million in a case brought by a former sales assistant who said she was sexually harassed by a supervisor...[who] “repeatedly made inappropriate comments about Ingraham’s breast size,” called her into his office “to view sexually offensive e-mails on his computer,” and repeatedly talked about the size of his genitals,” she said. He also asked her about her sexual fantasies, she said in the lawsuit. (Bloomberg)

$$$ More Power Over Wall Street, but Little Chance to Discuss It (ProPublica)

$$$ Dems To Force Vote On Oil Subsidies (HuffPo)

$$$Madoff trustee Irving Picard wants to start repaying victims (NYP)

$$$PIMCO rolls out floating-rate fund ahead of rates (Reuters)

$$$Carlos Slim Actively Selling Silver Futures (CNBC)

$$$Bank Stocks Shunned by Money Managers Over Derivatives (Bloomberg)

$$$LinkedIn Chooses NYSE Over Nasdaq, Following Renren and Pandora (Bloomberg)

$$$NASA Gravity Probe Confirms Two Einstein Theories (Space)

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Write-Offs: 09.25.12

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