Write-Offs: 11.08.11

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$$$Fannie Mae taps $7.8 billion from Treasury, losses widen [Reuters]

$$$ A federal judge ordered Raj Rajaratnam to pay a $92.8 million civil penalty in an insider-trading lawsuit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. [WSJ]

$$$Chicago's Harris Bank plays role in MF Global mess [Reuters]

$$$ A Conspiracy of Hogs: The McRib as Arbitrage [The Awl]

$$$Yelp Said To Hire Goldman, Citi For IPO [Bloomberg]

$$$The (John) Thain Family Forest [CityRoom]

$$$Charlie Hit On Me! One Silicon Alley VC's Quest for Love and Other Startups [BetaBlog]

$$$Jerry Sandusky’s 1986 National Championship Ring Is Available Right Now On EBay [Deadspin]

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