Write-Offs: 02.20.13

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$$$Fed Officials Feared Easy Money Could Rattle Markets [WSJ]

$$$Office Depot and OfficeMax Announce Plans to Merge, After Erroneous Release [DealBook]

$$$JPMorgan Said to Seek First Sale of Mortgage Bonds Since Crisis [Bloomberg]

$$$Credit-Trader Exodus to Hit Revenue at Gleacher [WSJ]

$$$ "My first thought was, ‘Well, why not make a TV series about firewood?’ And that eventually cut down to a 12-hour show, with four hours of ordinary produced television, and then eight hours of showing a fireplace live." [NYT]

$$$ Herbalife has a pretty amazing anthem that it played on its earnings call today [BI]

$$$ A global fixed income trading platform is seeking sales people to join their team in San Francisco [DBCC]

$$$ Support CapitalistPig by buying a genuine MF Global trading jacket [CapitalistPig, earlier]

$$$McKinsey Tries to Recruit Mothers Who Left the Fold [WSJ]

$$$Chesapeake probe finds no 'intentional' CEO misconduct [Reuters]

$$$ Seth Klarman's Baupost Group is doing some public relations [II alpha]

$$$Primary Dealers’ Waning Role in Treasury Auctions [Liberty Street]

$$$Authorities in Oklahoma Say They Seriously Believe Local Man Spontaneously Combusted [Gawker]

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