Write-Offs: 04.18.13

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$$$SeaWorld Prices I.P.O. at Top of Range [Dealbook]

$$$Paulson's Advantage fund stung by plunge in gold [Reuters]

$$$ "At a conference last week in Washington, Dalio expounded on how his practice of meditation has helped his investment performance. Georgetown University, at the same conference, announced it would begin to offer a semester-long class on the discipline at its graduate business school." [Reuters]

$$$If I Were 'Dictator,' QE Would End Now, Fed's Lacker Says [CNBC]

$$$Hotel Minibar Blues [Economist]

$$$I.M.F. Warns Against ‘3-Speed’ Recovery [NYT]

$$$Judge OKs Atlantic City casino Revel's bankruptcy plan [AP]

$$$ In the middle of the Calvin Klein boutique on Madison Avenue on Wednesday evening, Lloyd Blankfein admitted that he’d never before been in the store. “I’m a consumer, but I’m not a big shopper,” the Goldman Sachs chairman told VF Daily. Blankfein doesn’t pay much attention to fashion. “You could look at me and know that!” he said with a laugh. We were surrounded by the label’s expensive clothing and accessories, but he says he takes a “barbell” approach to dressing. “I have business suits and jeans,” Blankfein said. “And, by the way, which makes it very easy, I open up my closet, and there’s a dozen absolutely identical suits.” [Vanity Fair]

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Write-Offs: 12.13.12

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