Write-Offs: 01.17.12

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$$$Jerry Yang Resigns From Yahoo [Deal Journal]

$$$Greece is nearing a deal with private creditors that would give them cash and securities with a market value of about 32 cents per euro of government debt, according to Bruce Richards, a hedge-fund manager on the creditors’ committee. [Bloomberg]

$$$ Layoffs Watch '12: more cuts coming at Morgan Stanley [FBN]

$$$ Layoffs Watch '12: Rocawear laid off half of its employees the day before Jay-Z's daughter was born [NYO]

$$$Renaissance Starts First Hedge Fund in Five Years Trading Stocks [Bloomberg]

$$$ "A Manhattan man was arrested yesterday for allegedly making anti-Semitic calls to his mother and other elderly women." [NYP via DI]

$$$“The misunderstanding many people have about this industry is that pay is whimsical,” Mr. Johnson said in a recent interview at his company’s Manhattan office. “It’s not.” [NYT]

$$$Walid Chammah to Retire From Morgan Stanley [DealBook]

$$$Romney Says His Effective Tax Rate Is ‘Probably’ 15% [NYT]

$$$Wells Fargo Stands Out With Trading Gains [DealBook]

$$$Philadelphia Swaps Cost Taxpayers $331 Million, Report Says [Bloomberg]

$$$British Airways is apologizing to passengers of a trans-Atlantic flight after a recorded message announcing the plane was about to make an emergency landing in the ocean was mistakenly played over the intercom. ... "About 30 seconds later, one of the cabin crew told us to ignore the announcement. ... Imagining yourself plunging towards a cold, watery grave in the middle of the Atlantic is a pretty horrific thought, but they seemed very blasé about it." [CNN]

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