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Write-Offs: 12.24.14

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$$$Global Headwinds No Match for Dow at 18,000 Milestone [Bloomberg]

$$$SEC Faults Rating Firms for Rule Lapses, Lax Cybersecurity [WSJ]

$$$Uber CEO Indicted In Seoul [WSJ]

$$$MF Global ordered to pay $1.2B in restitution: CFTC [CNBC]

$$$Meet the Hedge-Funder Who Wants to Make the U.S. a Squash Powerhouse [Daily Intel]

$$$That's it for us today! Enjoy the holiday and we'll see you back here on Friday for an abbreviated, vacation-esque schedule that includes opening/closing wraps, some check-ins throughout the day for those at work, and who knows what else.

$$$Japan $29 billion stimulus seeks quick boost for regional economies [Reuters]

$$$Private Equity Funds Still Going Strong in Brazil Despite Economic Malaise [Dealbook]

$$$Woman's stolen Mustang returned 28 years later [UPI]


Write-Offs: 7.2.15

Greece; Puerto Rico; Currency market rigging; Yelp sale; "Leopard mauls guide’s arm during safari tour"; and more.

Write-Offs: 06.05.12

$$$ European Union Proposes Central Banking Regulator [NYT] $$$ Spain says markets closing on it, seeks help for banks [Reuters] $$$ Ken Lewis's script to tell John Thain he was worried about Merrill's losses [Deal Journal] $$$ Using Confidential Information in a Hostile Offer [Harvard Law] $$$ Mitt Romney Surprised That Tall Man ‘Wasn’t in Sport’ [DI] $$$ Alpine Woods Capital Investors is looking for an experienced equity income Associate Portfolio Manager/Analyst in Westchester [DBCC] $$$ Hedge Funds Failing To Deliver Taxes To Connecticut [Bloomberg] $$$ Have a Bad Boss? Treat Him Like a Toddler [CNBC] $$$ Thomas H. Lee to Take Control of Party City [WSJ] $$$ Lax bros. Lax bros. [Boston Globe]

Write-Offs: 3.4.16

Jim Rogers says 100% chance of recession within a year; You can buy 1% of the Yankees for $24 million; Are you smarter than a quant quiz; "Here’s What Happened When Some Dude Ate Like The Rock For A Month"; and more.

Write-Offs: 05.03.12

$$$ Got half an hour? Watch Facebook's retail roadshow [Facebook] $$$ Wall Street doesn't know how to value private equity firms [Fortune / Dan Primack] $$$ Documents allege HSBC money-laundering lapses [Reuters] $$$ UBS investors protest against pay plan [FT] $$$ Osama bin Laden's views on investing jihad money [FTAV] $$$ Pimco is looking for a digital marketing specialist in New York [DBCC] $$$ Wall Street Wants More From the JOBS Act [DealBook] $$$ Bank of America to Sell Hearst Tower for $250 Million [Bloomberg] $$$ Krugman Wishes He Were Wrong Amid EU Austerity Backlash [Bloomberg] $$$ The Secret of Ben Bernanke's Beard [Atlantic] $$$ This has no conceivable financial hook, but [The Awl] $$$ Lost Pet Parakeet Found Its Way Home By Telling the Police Its Home Address [Gizmodo]