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Write-Offs: 09.13.13

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$$$Why Lehman Wasn't Rescued [NYT]

$$$A Toxic Subprime Mortgage Bond's Legacy Lives On [WSJ]

$$$TARP didn't save banks, it ruined them: Kovacevich [CNBC]

$$$In post-Lehman clean-up, top banker prosecutions stumble [Reuters]

$$$Where Is Dick Fuld Now? Finding Lehman Brothers' Last CEO [BusinessWeek]

$$$How To Have Sex At Yale [Gawker]

$$$ Insurers American International Group Inc. and Berkshire Hathaway are in a clash for talent as Warren Buffett's conglomerate pushes into a lucrative corner of the commercial market dominated by AIG. The "war," as one person familiar with the matter called it, broke out in April when Berkshire hired four senior AIG executives to start a new commercial-insurance unit that now competes with one of AIG's most-profitable businesses. Berkshire's fledgling operation has expanded to 62 employees, including about 15 additional hires from AIG. The poaching irritated AIG's top executives, and the company threatened to sue Berkshire, according to people familiar with the matter. [WSJ]

$$$Wharton Offers Free Online Courses Copying First-Year MBA Study [Bloomberg]

$$$‘All the Money is Ours’ [Breaking Energy]

$$$Twitter's cast of characters see few limits to profits as IPO approaches [Guardian]

$$$Congressman Dana Rohrabacher Claims He Drunkenly Arm-Wrestled Vladimir Putin [Daily Intel]


Write-Offs: 05.04.12

$$$ Brussels signals easing of fiscal rules [FT] $$$ Treasury Announces Public Offering of AIG Common Stock [Treasury] $$$ AIG is buying structured credit products for yield, what could possibly go wrong? [Bloomberg] $$$ Berkshire Profit Doubles on Insurance Results, Derivatives [Bloomberg] $$$ Bloomberg News correspondent enjoys popcorn with truffle oil, baths, Polish zloties [The Billfold] $$$ How would you like to be a strategy andmanagement associate at a $10bn+ hedge fund? [DBCC] $$$ Goldman Takes Steps to Protect Bond Turf [WSJ] $$$ BofA never loses money [FTAV] $$$ Is lying a little on your resume bad? Experts debate. [DealBook] $$$ Is Wall Street Hustling Facebook? [NetNet / John Carney] $$$ Yngve Slyngstad is mad about Greece [FT] $$$ Pythons Swallow Whole Deer in Florida, $6 Million Tab [Bloomberg] $$$ MCA, RIP [RS]

Write-Offs: 2.12.15

Billionaire bachelors; AIG profit (or lack thereof); Greece; Oil; Tiny penguin sweaters; AND MORE.