Write-Offs: 07.17.13

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$$$Strong Trading Revenue Boosts Bank of America's Profit [WSJ]

$$$Red Bull-Fueled All-Nighters Put Fortress Fund on Top [Bloomberg]

$$$Bernanke Says Fed Bond Purchases Not on ‘Preset Course’ [Bloomberg]

$$$Chanos Makes A Bet Against Caterpillar [Dealbook]

$$$Man Hid $128,547 In Sock Smuggle Bid [TSG]

$$$IMF Set to Back Argentina Against Creditors [WSJ]

$$$The Federal Trade Commission told consumer activists Monday that it finds Herbalife’s practices “disturbing” and is “looking into” the company, The Post has learned. [NYP]

$$$ A 96-year-old woman in Marshfield proved age is no factor when it comes to protecting your property. She stopped a thief in his tracks when he tried to rob her grocery store. Margaretta Wolf has owned Wolf's Grocery Store in Marshfield for 50 years. Monday, a masked man came in demanding cash. "I said, 'I'm not opening up that cash register and that's it. 'I'm not opening it.' I said, 'You can have all the Tootsie Rolls you want but I am not opening that cash register," says Wolf. [WKOW]

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