Write-Offs: 06.06.13

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$$$For two hedge funds, SAC redemptions hit close to home [Reuters]

$$$Dell Shareholders Urged to Vote No by Icahn [WSJ]

$$$Lloyd Blankfein’s Horatio Alger Story for New Graduates [Dealbook]

$$$Despite Tax Rules, Companies Stick With U.S. [Dealbook]

$$$ Internal Revenue Service officials on Thursday tried to tame another scandal plaguing the agency, apologizing to lawmakers for a lavish 2010 conference in California that included an elaborate Star Trek spoof training video. "After I saw the production, I fully regretted it," said Faris Fink, the IRS small business commissioner who played the character Spock in the Star Trek parody that included a tax-themed skit. "It's embarrassing." [Reuters]

$$$SAC Capital's New Problem: Underperforming the Market [CNBC]

$$$Regulators Sue Prediction Site, Allege Illegal Options [WSJ]

$$$Cat Caught Smuggling Cell Phones Into Russian Prison [HP]

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