Write-Offs: 08.30.13

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$$$Icahn May Push for Board Seats at Nuance [WSJ]

$$$Warren Buffett turned 83 today. [Dealbook]

$$$SAC Capital Civil Suit Should Be Delayed, U.S. Asks Judge [Bloomberg]

$$$ Kelly was walking through the living room of his Orinda home on Tuesday, Aug. 20, when he heard a loud pop, followed by a crackling sound. He looked over at the small chair nearby on which his iPhone 4 was charging and saw that the device was engulfed in flames about a foot high. [Silicon Beat]

$$$That's it for us today! Enjoy the long weekend and we'll see you back here on Tuesday!

$$$Report Says Fed Broke Its Own Secrecy Rules [AP]

$$$JPMorgan Hiring Put China’s Elite on an Easy Track [Dealbook]

$$$Couple Arrested For Shacking Up At Home Depot (At 8:40AM) [TSG]

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