Write-Offs: 08.27.13

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$$$ A U.S. housing regulator is seeking at least $6 billion from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to settle civil claims the bank sold bad mortgage bonds to government-backed finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to a person briefed on the matter. [Bloomberg]

$$$In SAC Case, Prosecutors Play Hardball With Former Manager [BusinessWeek/ Sheelah Kolhatkar]

$$$Charlie Gasparino: Bharara Holds Court (Late Night) at Sparks [FBN]

$$$London Metal Exchange Gets CEO [WSJ]

$$$Pimco: media to blame for huge bond market exodus [CNBC]

$$$Man discovers fox in his bed after rolling over to give his girlfriend a cuddle [Mirror]

$$$ Is Raj Rajaratnam living like a king in prison? John Carney's sources says no [NetNet]

$$$Glitch Hits CBOE Exchange [WSJ]

$$$Alec Baldwin Pinned a Paparazzo Against the Hood of a Car This Afternoon [Vulture]

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