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]

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