Write-Offs: 10.25.13

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$$$Yellen Confirmation Hearing Expected in November [WSJ]

$$$Yellen Nomination Said to Face Expected Delay by Paul [Bloomberg]

$$$WSJ editor leaving for hedge fund [TBN]

$$$Battle of the billionaires erupts over Keystone [NetNet]

$$$Ackman to Sell Part of His Stake in Canadian Pacific [Dealbook]

$$$'Deranged Sorority Girl' Rebecca Martinson Is Writing A Novel [HP]

$$$IPO in the future for $4B Ares Capital [NYP]

$$$Gary Cohn: Remove the constant threat of fiscal crisis and maybe get something done on immigration, taxes or long-term entitlement reform to deal with structural debt. We don't need all those things, Cohn said. Just one or two to bump up investor and CEO confidence. [CNBC]

$$$You Can Buy Bruce Lee's Old Workout Crap Right Now [Gawker]

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