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Write-Offs: 09.20.12

$$$ Fed's Kocherlakota Shifts on Unemployment [WSJ] $$$ EU in talks over Spanish rescue plan [FT] $$$ Mortgage Rates for 30-Year Loans Tumble, Matching Record [Bloomberg] $$$ How misstep over trading fractions wounded ICAP's EBS [Reuters] $$$ The radical right-wing roots of Occupy Wall Street [Reuters / Moe Tkacik] $$$ Happy birthday Lloyd! [DealBook] $$$ BlackRook is looking for a junior portfolio manager for the model based multi-sector fixed income team [DBCC] $$$ JPMorgan Power-Trading Business Faces Suspension, FERC Says [Bloomberg] $$$ Astrology guides some financial traders [Marketplace] $$$ The new iPhone map service sucks [Reuters] $$$ The experiment where college students value a coffee mug more if they have it and are asked for an offer than if they don't have it and are asked for a bid also works on grown-up car salesmen and realtors [Dan Ariely] $$$ Former German First Lady Sues Google: Autocomplete Suggests "Prostitute" When You Search Her Name [Slate]
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$$$Fed's Kocherlakota Shifts on Unemployment [WSJ]

$$$EU in talks over Spanish rescue plan [FT]

$$$Mortgage Rates for 30-Year Loans Tumble, Matching Record [Bloomberg]

$$$How misstep over trading fractions wounded ICAP's EBS [Reuters]

$$$The radical right-wing roots of Occupy Wall Street [Reuters / Moe Tkacik]

$$$ Happy birthday Lloyd! [DealBook]

$$$ BlackRook is looking for a junior portfolio manager for the model based multi-sector fixed income team [DBCC]

$$$JPMorgan Power-Trading Business Faces Suspension, FERC Says [Bloomberg]

$$$Astrology guides some financial traders [Marketplace]

$$$ The new iPhone map service sucks [Reuters]

$$$ The experiment where college students value a coffee mug more if they have it and are asked for an offer than if they don't have it and are asked for a bid also works on grown-up car salesmen and realtors [Dan Ariely]

$$$Former German First Lady Sues Google: Autocomplete Suggests "Prostitute" When You Search Her Name [Slate]

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