Write-Offs: 01.09.12

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$$$ Jamie Dimon says that the economy is in a "mild recovery" [CNBC]

$$$Hildebrand Floored, but So Is Swiss Franc [WSJ]

$$$ "RBS executive in line for £4m bonus" in 2009 [FT]

$$$ Apple CEO Tim Cook is in line for rather more [Bloomberg]

$$$ Mitt Romney said "I like being able to fire people that provide services to me" because no one could possibly make that sound like a bad thing [NYDN]

$$$Ackman Plans Proxy Fight at Canadian Pacific [DealBook]

$$$Hedge Fund Legend Michael Steinhardt Sanctioned For Improper Trading [Forbes]

$$$Government Set to Sell Foreclosures in Bulk [CNBC]

$$$Lew to Replace Daley as White House Chief of Staff [NYT]

$$$ Banks accept deposits [Reuters]

$$$ When the Post says "WATCH: Polish army prosecutor shoots self over probe into president's fatal air crash" they mean it [NYP, disturbing]

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Write-Offs: 06.05.12

$$$ European Union Proposes Central Banking Regulator [NYT] $$$ Spain says markets closing on it, seeks help for banks [Reuters] $$$ Ken Lewis's script to tell John Thain he was worried about Merrill's losses [Deal Journal] $$$ Using Confidential Information in a Hostile Offer [Harvard Law] $$$ Mitt Romney Surprised That Tall Man ‘Wasn’t in Sport’ [DI] $$$ Alpine Woods Capital Investors is looking for an experienced equity income Associate Portfolio Manager/Analyst in Westchester [DBCC] $$$ Hedge Funds Failing To Deliver Taxes To Connecticut [Bloomberg] $$$ Have a Bad Boss? Treat Him Like a Toddler [CNBC] $$$ Thomas H. Lee to Take Control of Party City [WSJ] $$$ Lax bros. Lax bros. [Boston Globe]