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Write-Offs: 03.29.12

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$$$Bain Gave Staff Way to Swell IRAs by Investing in Deals [WSJ]

$$$Rousseff attacks west’s crisis response [FT]

$$$Canada Eliminates Penny Costing Penny-and-a-Half to Make [Bloomberg]

$$$Harvard faculty and students tended to regard the business school with a mix of disdain and condescension; its students were seen as academically suspect. Overwhelmingly white and male — just 11 percent of Romney’s HBS classmates were women — the business school was insulated from the forces buffeting society. For clean-cut business students, venturing onto the main university campus meant running a gantlet of hostile looks. “You felt like they didn’t want you to be there,” says Mitch Kurz, who was a year behind Romney and later became chief executive officer of Wunderman, an advertising agency. [BW]

$$$Owner hopes stolen parrot annoys thieves [UPI, earlier]

$$$RIM CEO cleans house as BlackBerry maker posts loss [Reuters]

$$$A TARP Auction Loss for Treasury [WSJ]

$$$BNP Paribas Says Restructuring on Track [WSJ]

$$$Mega Millions game theory; is this an EMH question? [Kid Dynamite]

$$$‘McDonald’s made me a prostitute:’ Woman sues fast-food giant for turning her into a Vegas working girl [NYDN via ATL]


Write-Offs: 09.06.12

$$$ JPMorgan Said To Face Escalating Senate Probe Of CIO Loss [Bloomberg] $$$ J.P. Morgan Names New Chief Investment Officer [Deal Journal] $$$ Banks now like to do quarterly calls with bondholders [WSJ] $$$ Some people still like big banks [Bloomberg] $$$ FINRA is suing a test-prep firm for taking Series 7, etc., exams 64 times, failing 52 of those times, and memorizing the questions to tell their students [Reuters; the complaint is also amusing] $$$ [Harvard] Economics concentrator Ali E. Evans ’13 received his [Harvard Business School] acceptance email on Wednesday while sitting in class next to his roommates. He said he celebrated silently and texted his parents. Evans said he has visited classes at the Business School with his tutors at Kirkland House since sophomore year. "Leading my own company one day is definitely a goal of mine, and so business school definitely fits in with that plan," he said. [Crimson] $$$ Pimco is looking for a diversity & inclusion coordinator in Newport Beach [DBCC] $$$ Qatar Imperils Big Merger of Commodity Companies [DealBook] $$$ There's a new Kindle Fire and it's cheaper [WSJ] $$$ Citigroup, Goldman, UBS Sued Over Mortgage-Backed Bonds [Bloomberg] $$$ Goldman must face mortgage debt claims - 2nd Circuit [Reuters] $$$ European political leader says "Some fans of group sex say that it’s better than one-on-one because, as with any collective work, you can skive off," is not Silvio Berlusconi [Telegraph]

Write-Offs: 4.25.15

Brady Dougan says Credit Suisse got too big; Kleiner Perkins wants $1 million from Ellen Pao but is willing to deal; JPM closes pot accounts; Bra Bandit strikes again; and more.