Write-Offs: 02.19.14

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$$$Facebook to Buy Mobile Messaging App WhatsApp for $16 Billion [Bloomberg]

$$$ Stock traders have the S.&P. 500. Bitcoin bettors will have the Winkdex. The new financial index takes its name from the Winklevoss brothers, famous for their legal battle with the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Winkdex was released publicly on Wednesday and provides a regularly updated figure for the price of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has risen in popularity over the last year. [Dealbook]

$$$Herbalife CEO Blasts Ackman [NYP]

$$$Judge Approves Lehman's $767 Million Payout to Freddie [WSJ]

$$$Nasdaq to Offer 'Kill Switch' Feature by March 1 [WSJ]

$$$Here's Video of a Guy Downing Four Chipotle Burritos in Three Minutes [Gawker]

$$$Wall Street fights to keep young, restless analysts [CNBC]

$$$IMF Warns G-20 of Deflation Risk, Emerging-Market Turmoil [Bloomberg]

$$$Hot Pockets recalled after meat found ‘unfit for human food’ [CNBC]

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