Write-Offs: 11.11.13

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$$$Financial Holdings of Some SEC Staffers in New York Probed [WSJ]

$$$Bank of America, Freddie Mac in Talks to Settle Mortgage Dispute [WSJ]

$$$For Better Performance, Hedge Funds Seek the Inner Trader [Dealbook]

$$$Sunday was a bad day for Fantex, the fledgling company promoting initial public offerings of National Football League stars. First, media reports surfaced that Fantex’s first I.P.O. prospect, the Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, is expected to have back surgery that will end his season. Then, the company’s second client, the San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, left his game in the first half after suffering a concussion and did not return. [Dealbook]

$$$Man loses car for five weeks at Oktoberfest [The Local]

$$$China Mulls Wider Opening Of State-Owned Firms [WSJ]

$$$Could you live without private equity? [WSJ]

$$$John Gotti Jr. Stabbed in CVS Parking Lot [DI]

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