Write-Offs: 07.01.11

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$$$ Fink, Dimon among leading candidates for Treasury secretary job [NYP]

$$$ "Now, the pompadoured billionaire and reality-TV star may have outplayed a much bigger rival in a bid for Ms. Kluge's crown jewel: her mansion. Bank of America owns the house after foreclosing and is trying to sell it for $16 million. The 24,000-square-foot neo-Georgian palace has 45 rooms, a spa, home theater, 3,500-bottle wine cellar and 2,000-square-foot sitting room." [WSJ]

$$$Zynga Files to Raise $1 Billion in IPO [Bloomberg]

$$$ "Now, in the wake of former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest in New York on charges of attempted rape, unlawful imprisonment and forcibly touching a hotel chambermaid, Corniola’s mission is to teach the world the protocols of foreplay and clean up France’s debauched sexual reputation. For the former Club Med social director, etiquette is everything and Strauss-Kahn gets her dander up. “Dominique Strauss-Kahn is not a French lover,” is Corniola’s verdict." [Bloomberg]

$$$That's it for us today. Enjoy the long weekend and see you on Tuesday!

$$$Bob Rubin: Wall Street? America needs Sesame Street [Reuters]

$$$ Greek Crisis: Key Political Risks to Watch [Reuters]

$$$ Coney Island Exile: Kobayashi Eats Alone [WSJ]

$$$People used to think about baguettes when they thought about France; now they think DSK,” said Djamila Salah, a social worker. “For France’s reputation it would be good if he was rehabilitated by the American justice system — even if a little doubt would always remain.” [NYT]

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