Write-Offs: 10.02.12


$$$Cynicism aside, why the NY AG's MBS suit vs JPMorgan matters [Reuters]

$$$Wall Street Equities Traders Face Worst Year Since 2006 [Bloomberg]

$$$ Also investment banking fee revenues are down [Deal Journal]

$$$Ackman Steps Up Pressure on General Growth [DealBook]

$$$ "The increasingly mandarin elite, hygienically removed from the grubby business of scrounging for customers, frequently seems to have no idea at all what goes on in companies." [Megan McArdle]

$$$ "The U.S., in fact, is a serial offender, an addict whose habit extends beyond weed or cocaine and who frequently pleasures itself with budgetary crystal meth." - Bill Gross [PIMCO, via FT]

$$$Dominique Strauss-Kahn Dodges Rape Charges Again [DI]

$$$ A Midtown Manhattan boutique brokerage firm is looking for a "punctual," "money motivated" candidate without a Series 7 to be a stockbroker trainee [DBCC]

$$$Wall Street empties as regulations bite [FT]

$$$ Justice Antonin Scalia's son is good at fighting financial regulation [WSJ]

$$$Vanguard Shakes Up Index Business [IndexUniverse]

$$$ Play the Economic Dream Team Machine game [Reuters]

$$$ Yale canceled its Safety Dance because the “risk and liability of the Safety Dance are too great for us to continue having it.” [YDN]

$$$Photo of baby doing keg stand spurs Arizona State University to investigate [Fox]


Write-Offs: 5.10.16

Cliff Asness didn't like the rich hedge fund manager list; The legal tweak that led to disaster for Lending Club; SnapChat founder buys Harrison Ford's old house; Virginia woman pole dances for her 100th birthday; and more.

Write-Offs: 04.18.12

$$$ Spain's Ability to Fund Itself to Be Put to Test Thursday [CNBC] $$$ European Rescue Fund May Face Biggest Test Yet [NYT] $$$ Chesapeake CEO took $1.1 billion in shrouded personal loans [Reuters] $$$ Squam Lake Group: SEC Beware, Money Funds Can Bring System Down [Bloomberg] $$$ A Merrill Lynch trainee was busted for faking a Series 7 score [Forbes] $$$ Dartmouth Student Plans to Sell "Hazing Simulation" for $10 [IvyGate] $$$ Illumina Fends Off Roche’s Hostile Bid [DealBook] $$$ BlackRock Aims to Soothe Concerns on New Trading Platform [MarketBeat] $$$ On the other hand, BlackRock to Shift Business if Moody’s Downgrades Banks [DealBook] $$$ Currency Probes Nip Banks' Profits [WSJ] $$$ This is your chance to audition for commenter roles at a leading Internet concern; openings include "Disbarred lawyer. Provides long and just-slightly incorrect and hasty review of all blog posts regarding the law." [The Awl]

Write-Offs: 3.3.16

Gross says avoid bank stocks; World's no.2 currency trader expects dollar to surge; NY Woman caught driving with elaborate cardboard license plate; and more.

Write-Offs: 3.3.15

Investors want banks taken to the chop shop; Pimco explains shrinkage; "Man Shot His Sister With BB Gun Over Phallic Birthday Cake: Cops"; AND MORE.

Write-Offs: 2.12.15

Billionaire bachelors; AIG profit (or lack thereof); Greece; Oil; Tiny penguin sweaters; AND MORE.