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Write-Offs: 06.05.13

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$$$Ex-SAC Manager Martoma Faces Nov. 4 Insider-Trading Trial [Bloomberg]

$$$Brazil Woos Wary Investors [WSJ]

$$$Fed’s Beige Book Shows ‘Modest to Moderate’ Growth in U.S. [Bloomberg]

$$$How Jason Hall Went From Struggling Actor To Hot Screenwriter With American Sniper: "...It started when Dan Loeb, the billionaire founder of the hedge fund Third Point (who lately has been viewed a potential player in a possible sale of Sony Entertainment assets) was looking to help out his friend Chris Kyle, the sniper who had just come home in 2009 with the most confirmed kills in U.S. military history. He told Hall about him and it sounded like a good enough movie subject that Hall headed to Texas, where former killing machine Kyle ran seminars on guns and hunting. “It was a weekend course, you got brush-up training in firearms, you went hunting, and you drank a lot of beer,” he said. “It was Kyle, 50 cops, and me. I’d never been to Texas and I’m dropped into this room with a sniper and 50 of his closest Ranger friends. I didn’t drink like they did, and while I talked to Chris a bit, the vibe was, I don’t trust this kid. I thought, why isn’t he talking to me? I only realized until later why. He’s a sniper, man, and they sit back and they wait.” [Deadline]

$$$Rhode Island Woman Sics Pit Bulls on TV Reporter [Daily Intel]

$$$European Oversight of Libor Considered [WSJ]

$$$The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century: Data Analyst [CNBC]

$$$ A Los Angeles-area attorney has been arrested on charges he and fellow party-goers trashed a hotel suite at the Encore earlier this year, causing nearly $100,000 in damages. Police say 45 year old Ronald Pearman of Encino, California was drunk and was abusive to police and hotel personnel when confronted with an array of destruction in the massive luxury suite room at the South Las Vegas Boulevard resort. There was shattered glass, food-stained, ripped-up carpeting, destroyed bedding and broken furniture. The incident occurred March 30th. Police say Pearman was the registered guest and there were at least 5 other intoxicated guests in the suite with him at the time. The police report quotes Pearman as claiming he was an attorney and that he would–quote– "depose Steve Wynn and turn this place into napalm." [CBS]


Write-Offs: 06.18.12

$$$ Clogged Credit Weighs on Fed Policy Makers [WSJ] $$$ Ex-Expert Network Consultant Pleads Guilty in Insider Case [WSJ] $$$ TCI is trying to guilt the FSA into forcing Lloyds to redeem TCI's holdings of Lloyds contingent capital bonds at above-market prices [FT] $$$ Homeowner Aid Boosts Big Banks [WSJ] $$$ World's population is 17 million tons overweight [MSNBC] $$$ Do you have plans on July 17? Do you fancy yourself a poker player? A really good poker player? Do you think you could beat David Einhorn, even if he’s working the table like it's Lehman Brothers circa 2007/2008? Do you think it would not be so awkward that the two of you could then enjoy a meal together and talk shop after which he picks up the tab? If David's not your thing, do you think you could envision yourself in the same scenario but with Bill Ackman? If you answered yes to most of the above and also consider yourself a fan of humanity, helping others and all that jazz, you should most definitely clear your schedule next Wednesday and sign up for a World Poker Tournament benefiting the Rewarding Achievement (REACH) program, which was co-founded by Bill Ackman and Whitney Tilson and gives inner-city high school students academic support and scholarships for passing AP exams. The event is taking place at Gotham Hall in New York and Einhorn (your competition) will be playing, as will Ackman and Tilson. Prizes for winners include the aforementioned meal (a lunch), with Bill, David or Seth Klarman, five nights at a “world-class private beach home in Lamu, Kenya,” a private poker lesson with 2011 WSOP bracelet winner and 2011 WPT Player of the Year, Andy Frankenberger and more. Alternatively, if you’re not one for cards but still want to help kids, you can also just register for the cocktail hour. $$$ Would you be interested in a job as a credit team director at a distressed-focused private equity firm in New York? What if I told you it's at Patriarch Partners? [DBCC, also available] $$$ Likelihood of Grexit Still 50-75%: Citi [CNBC] $$$ Alvarez Says Fed Hasn’t Seen Other JPMorgan Risk Problems [Bloomberg] $$$ Millionaire Parents Say Their Kids Are Unfit to Inherit [CNBC] $$$ New Jersey Man Allegedly Calls 911 From His Pillow Fort, Demands To Speak To Tim Tebow [DeadSpin]

Write-Offs: 3.9.15

Credit Suisse chief on the way out; HSBC still in troubs; Goldman Sachs love emojis; Marijuana on the loose; AND MORE.

Write-Offs: 2.3.16

Blankfein says he's probably cured; Bain and TPG join suitors for Yahoo unit; Bass on China; Vermont tattoo shop offers free Bernie Sanders tattoos; and more.