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Write-Offs: 05.27.11

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$$$Bill Gross: Debt Solution 'A Few Years Away," Dollar 'At Risk' [CNBC]

$$$ Fire your hedge fund, hire your Congressman [Barron's]

$$$ RIL-DE Shaw venture to offer entire spectrum of services [Business Standard]

$$$ In Brazil, The Bikini Wax Is A Harbinger Of Inflation [BusinessWeek]

$$$ Pickens: We're fueling terror by paying OPEC [CNBC]

$$$That's it for us today. We're off Monday for the holiday, enjoy the long weekend and see you on Tuesday!

$$$ Roubini Sees Stock-Correction ‘Tipping Point’ [Bloomberg]

$$$Shadow Banking Makes A Comeback [DealBook]

$$$ HSBC Shareholder Vent Anger [WSJ]

$$$William Ackman said he found Harvard College “a pretty WASPy place.”
“So what did I do? I joined the crew team to meet some other Jewish kids.” The chief executive officer of Pershing Square Capital Management LP gave a rather intimate biography last night -- beginning with his circumcision, ending with marrying a Jewish girl (to his parent’s delight) -- as the keynote speaker of the Hillel Renaissance Award dinner.