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Write-Offs: 11.26.13

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$$$Warren Buffett says he'd invest in Detroit, calls it a 'great city' [DFP]

$$$Pope calls unfettered capitalism 'a new tyranny' [Reuters]

$$$Exclusive: U.S. expands China hiring probe to Morgan Stanley [Reuters]

$$$ This Soho restaurant and bar is designed like the interior of a luxury train, only with marble walls and terrazzo floors. You sit in booths with individual buttons marked Champagne. Press and a light goes on above the bar, summoning a smartly dressed waiter pushing a cart of emergency supplies. “The Champagne buttons help set the mood for people to splurge and to have a good time,” says Leonid Shutov, 47, who founded Bob Bob Ricard with his business partner Richard Howarth in 2008. “They embody the spirit of the restaurant. Yes, they are a gimmick, but people absolutely love them." [Bloomberg]

$$$Woman upset at being issued 'WH0R' license plate [UPI]

$$$FDIC Says U.S. Banking Industry Continues Slow Rebound [WSJ]

$$$Kobe Bryant's $50 Million Shows Salary Cap Is Ruining NBA [Bloomberg]

$$$O.J. Simpson’s manager says former NFL player 'could be' the reality star’s biological father [NYDN]


Write-Offs: 05.31.12

$$$ Spain reveals €100bn capital flight [FT] $$$ Spain Says It Has Months to Raise Bank-Bailout Funds [WSJ] $$$ Market Braces for What Could Be Another Weak Jobs Report [CNBC] $$$ Goldman’s Cohn Warns Of Poaching Risks From Further Cuts [Bloomberg] $$$ Larry Fink's hedge-fund-manager son Josh isn't having a great time of it [AR-Alpha] $$$ "T. Boone Pickens, who apparently follows Drake on Twitter, sure isn't [impressed], replying 'The first billion is a helluva lot harder' with a mic-drop retweet." [Gizmodo] $$$ RAND Corporation is looking for a business analyst in Santa Monica [DBCC] $$$ Blankfein Expected to Testify at Gupta Trial [WSJ] $$$ JPMorgan CIO Swaps Pricing Said to Differ From Bank [Bloomberg] $$$ Felix Salmon is in a fight with a startup that has "has the best part of $300,000 in interest-free financing repayable at a time of its choosing in underwear." [Reuters] $$$ "'They signed off on their messages with LOL — laughing out loud,' Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. 'Well, there was a person who was laughing out loud. That was Police Officer Michael Rodrigues of the 77th Precinct.'" [NYP] $$$ Try "the Douche Burger, a $666 edible fiscal disaster that piles caviar, lobster & truffles on top of a foie-stuffed, gold-leaf-wrapped Kobe patty, smothers it with Gruyere melted with Champagne steam, and finishes it off with BBQ sauce made using Kopi Luwak coffee that's passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet, explaining why it 'may not taste good, but will make you feel rich as f*ck.'" [Thrillist via Copyranter]

Write-Offs: 4.1.15

Drexel Burnham oral history; Mark Cuban on Lynn Tilton; PayPal Mafia; "Florida dad uses Camaro to yank 8-year-old's tooth"; and more.