Write-Offs: 11.25.14

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$$$Justice Department Investigating Possible HSBC Leak to Hedge Fund [WSJ]

$$$Apple Tops $700 Billion Valuation, Fueled by New Products [Bloomberg]

$$$Tech Bubble Won't Burst In 2015. 2016? [BusinessWeek]

$$$ British regulators are pressuring Bank of America Corp. ’s European investment-banking arm to improve the way it manages risks, saying its current practices are “simplistic” and need to be retooled, according to people familiar with the matter and communications reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. [WSJ]

$$$Joey Chestnut Sets New Turkey-Eating Record [AP]

$$$The Business Tycoons Of Airnb [NYT]

$$$Pope calls Europe ‘haggard’ grandmother [FT]

$$$Benihana heirs upset over squandered inheritance [CNBC]

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