Write-Offs: 06.11.13 - Dealbreaker

Write-Offs: 06.11.13

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$$$ When Tracy Britt arrived in Omaha, Neb., in 2009 to meet with Warren Buffett, she brought a Harvard M.B.A., a glittering resume and a boatload of ambition. But she also brought the famed investor a gift to highlight their shared Midwestern roots: a bushel of corn and a batch of tomatoes. The seed Ms. Britt planted that day yielded quick results: a job for Ms. Britt as Mr. Buffett's financial assistant at Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRKB -1.42% Almost four years later, it has blossomed further, with Ms. Britt emerging as one of Mr. Buffett's top lieutenants and even serving as chairman of four companies within his $284 billion conglomerate. [WSJ]

$$$NY U.S. prosecutors' chief media officer joining SAC's PR firm [Reuters]

$$$Dimon defends disclosures in Whale episode [Reuters]

$$$Nintendo Chief Defends Console Strategy [WSJ]

$$$Only 5 percent wash hands correctly [MSU]

$$$S.E.C. Fines Options Exchange for Lax Oversight [Dealbook]

$$$Italian Bankers to Get Fast-Track Trial [WSJ]

$$$Subway Pole Dance-Off Somehow Ends Peacefully [Daily Intel]

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