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Write-Offs: 01.17.14

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$$$Deutsche Bank Drops After Report That Firm Weighs Profit Warning [Bloomberg]

$$$ Dr. Sidney Gilman, the key witness for prosecutors in the insider trading trial of Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager at SAC Capital Advisors, told the jury on Friday that he retired from a teaching position at the University of Michigan rather than be fired after it emerged that he passed on confidential information to Mr. Martoma. “I retired rather than being fired,” said Dr. Gilman, 81, who took the stand on the fifth day of the trial. Explaining why he retired in November 2012, Dr. Gilman said, “I revealed information that was confidential about a clinical drug trial to Mathew Martoma, inappropriately.” [Dealbook]

$$$HSBC Suspends Two Currency Traders Amid Global Forex Probe [WSJ]

$$$ATMs Face Deadline to Upgrade From Windows XP [BusinessWeek]

$$$The price of bacon rose 9.6 percent last year [NPR]

$$$Insider Trading Law Can't Handle Nest and Nestor [BloombergView/Matt]

$$$Falcone Grilled By Ergen Lawyers [NYP]

$$$Watch Shia LaBeouf Headbutt Some Guy During a Bar Fight Last Night [Gawker]

$$$That's it for us today! Enjoy the long weekend and we'll see you back here on Tuesday!


Write-Offs: 05.25.12

$$$ Spain to inject up to €19bn into Bankia [FT] $$$ New Democracy, Syriza Tied In Greek Race For First, Poll Says [Bloomberg] $$$ "Banks get to play a fun game every quarter that could be called Guess the Value of Your Assets! JPMorgan Chase plays it more than its peers." [DealBook] $$$ "This study proposes a novel framework for capital regulation that addresses banks’ incentives to take on excessive risk and leverage. The framework consists of a special capital account in addition to a core capital requirement. The special account would accrue to a bank’s shareholders as long as the bank is solvent, but would pass to the bank’s regulators — rather than its creditors — if the bank fails." [FRBNY] $$$ "Barry also had a knack for interceptions. When a joint was making the rounds, he often elbowed his way in, out of turn, shouted "Intercepted!," and took an extra hit. No one seemed to mind." [DI] $$$ That’s it for us today. We’re off Monday for the holiday, enjoy the long weekend and see you on Tuesday! $$$ Fortress Investment Group is looking for a treasury analyst in San Francisco [DBCC] $$$ Marc Faber: 100% Chance of Global Recession [CNBC!] $$$ Prosecutors gain early edge in Raj Gupta trial [Breakingviews] $$$ Despite Doubts, Lehman Charges Still Possible [DealBook] $$$ "A penguin on the run from a Tokyo aquarium since early March was adjusting to life back on the inside yesterday after being recaptured on a riverbank. The Humboldt penguin, one of 135 kept at Tokyo Sea Life Park, was recaptured after 82 days of freedom that had even seen it outwit Japan’s well-resourced coast guard. ... The hunt for the bird, which the aquarium said did not have a name, began in early March after it was spotted bathing in a river that runs into Tokyo Bay. Keepers believe the creature made its break for freedom after being startled into climbing over a rock twice its size." [AFP]

Write-Offs: 7.24.15

Fed accidentally releases confidential info; Square to go public; Funds holding gold net-short position; "An Ohio woman whose house was damaged by a fire said she believes her 'cousin' set the fire intentionally because 'he can't get with' her"; and more.