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Write-Offs: 08.18.14

$$$Jana Says It Received Anonymous Tip in PetSmart Campaign [Dealbook]

$$$Treasury Officials Prepare Options to Address Inversions [WSJ]

$$$Dollar General Enters Bidding for Family Dollar [WSJ]

$$$Mr. Bharara, who like Mr. Springsteen grew up in New Jersey, is a die-hard fan. The Boss also posed for a photo with Mr. Bharara’s son, an image that is now pinned on Mr. Bharara’s office wall; nearby hangs a picture of Mr. Bharara’s mother with the rocker. [NYT]

$$$ After performances by Gladys Knight, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting and Pharrell Williams at Ronald Perelman’s East Hampton estate, Oscar winner Foxx called out to Christie in the audience, “I know you’ve got a dance in you, Chris Christie.” Christie, there as a guest of Bon Jovi, raced to the stage for some rambunctious gyrating. Not to be upstaged, Sen. John McCain then joined Foxx and performed the robot dance before McCartney and Spike Lee showed off more muted moves. [NYP]

$$$A Business School Wonders: Why Not Teach High-Frequency Trading? [BusinessWeek]

$$$Lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposal [Reuters]

$$$Maine man poses for mug shot wearing T-shirt featuring old mug shot