Write-Offs: 06.20.11

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$$$Pressure Rises for Greece Ahead of Confidence Vote (NYT)

$$$ I.M.F. Warns of New Austerity Measures Ahead (NYT)

$$$S&P: Greek debt restructuring likely a default (Reuters)

$$$Small Group Rode LinkedIn To Big Pay Day (NYT via Heidi Moore)

$$$Wall Street Banks Lose Ruling on Research (DealBook)

$$$Bank M&A Star Lurie Joins Guggenheim Partners (WSJ)

$$$FTC says investigating oil manipulation (Reuters)

$$$Stocks Cheapest in 26 Years as Profits Rise (Bloomberg)

$$$Morgan Stanley Said to Plan Loan Fund for Blackstone Group’s GSO Capital (Bloomberg)

$$$ Bank Stocks’ Low Valuation = Lost Decade, Says Bank Analyst (MarketBeat)

$$$ Nearly One in Five Republicans Wouldn’t Vote for a Mormon (Daily Intel)

$$$NCUA Sues J.P. Morgan, RBS Over Mortgage Bonds (WSJ)

$$$ Goldman Caught Manipulating Brent/WTI Spread: Penalty: $40,340 (ZeroHedge)

$$$ BofA Weighs Sale of CCB Stake (Bloomberg)

$$$ Citi’s Reverse Split Dried Up Dark-Pool Trading, Too (MarketBeat)

$$$ BofA's Head of Rates, Currencies Retiring (WSJ)

$$$Lawsuit against Blackstone could test LBO defense (Reuters)

$$$Trades reveal China shift from dollar (FT)

$$$Can We Prevent the Next Bubble? (Wired)

$$$Justices Rule for Wal-Mart in Bias Case (NYT)

$$$Bathing Suit Gives Woman Third Degree Burns (NYP via Gothamist)

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