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Write-Offs: 4.30.15

Ben Bernanke rips WSJ editorial board; Criminal probe opened into Lumber Liquidators; Berkshire post-Buffett; "Robert Downey Jr. Calls Interviewer a 'Syphilitic Parasite' and 'Clown'"; and more.
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Write-Offs: 10.01.12

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Write-Offs: 6.9.15

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Write-Offs: 11.2.15

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