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Write-Offs: 02.21.12

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$$$‘Greece Fatigue’: Market Hopes Bailout Plan Will Work [CNBC]

$$$Analyst Kinnucan Indicted in Insider Probe [WSJ]

$$$ "Greenwich's motor vehicle assessments, the equivalent of 70 percent of current market value, shot up by $50 million overall in the past year to just under $751 million. [Greenwich Time]

$$$ Charlie Gasparino: "Federal law enforcement officials say they have at least five years worth of insider-trading cases in the pipeline" [FBN]

$$$ "Top 10 Jobs That Make the World a Worse Place"; did you guess "investment banking associate"? [Economix]

$$$Meredith Whitney Lands Book Deal [DealBook]

$$$Fannie, Freddie Regulator Looks to Unify Mortgage Securities [WSJ]

$$$‘The Scream’ to go on sale at Sotheby’s [FT]

$$$Model Student: Tyra Banks to Graduate from Harvard Business School! [E Online]


Write-Offs: 07.25.12

$$$ Schaeuble Declares Markets Wrong As Europe Heads To Vacation [Bloomberg] $$$ Don't Force Banks Into 'Draconian' Breakups: Whitney [CNBC] $$$ Morgan Stanley Stock May Be Worth $32 In Breakup, Mayo Says [Bloomberg] $$$ The Merkley plan to refinance underwater mortgages sounds pretty good [Reuters / Felix Salmon] $$$ Outspoken Analyst Kinnucan Pleads Guilty in Insider Case [WSJ] $$$ Man who rescued a 17-pound lobster "felt the nearly 100-year-old crustacean did not deserve to die with its parts soaked in butter. 'If he was 100, he saw World War I, World War II, man on the moon,' he said. 'Being in New England, he even saw the Red Sox win the World Series. So, he didn’t deserve the boiling water.'" [CBS] $$$ Due to recent regulatory requirements, a top bank in Charlotte is looking for a counterparty credit risk manager to be a Basel expert [DBCC] $$$ Libor scandal makes it more costly for bankers to get insured [Reuters] $$$ Europe Aims to Make Rate Manipulation a Criminal Offense [DealBook] $$$ Fund managers to lose securities lending profits [FT] $$$ The Securities and Exchange Commission drew sharp criticism from a federal judge who said they have failed to properly oversee a $55 million investor education fund created by a nearly decade-old settlement with Wall Street banks. The fund had been created as part of a roughly $1.5 billion regulatory accord in 2003 with Citigroup Inc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co and other banks accused of publishing biased analyst research. U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan said the SEC has shown a "lack of oversight" and "indifference" toward how a nonprofit organization charged with distributing the money has been managed. ... Pauley pointed as an example to a two-year, $91,500 grant to the Genesee District Library in Flint, Michigan, that appeared to have resulted in just two events, one of which concerned "spending, sharing, and saving" for children ages two to five. "While there may be benefits to starting investor education early, toddlers seem beyond the pale," the judge wrote in an order issued Wednesday. [Reuters] $$$ Mitt Romney would restore 'Anglo-Saxon' relations between Britain and America [Telegraph]