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April 2011

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Watermelon, Wine and Why Not

April 26, 2011 – Comments (5)

I have a memory of being parked on the side of I-40 just east of the Arizona, New Mexico border eating a watermelon. Why? Well, at that time (30 years ago) Arizona was not allowing fruit in from other states--or at least not from New Mexico. We had learned that if we had certain/any (do not recall) fruit and vegetables in the vehicle, the personnel at the state line would confiscate what we had. If I remember correctly, the policy was in place to help keep certain pests or diseases away from Arizona's crops. Whatever the specific reason might have been for the policy, it resulted in a pretty steep tariff.  [more]

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Another Voice in the Marketplace

April 26, 2011 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: FRX

Nothing like jumping in with both feet, I suppose. I was going to write about how glad I was to be here, etc, in my inaugural post but will instead talk a bit about FRX. WSJ today notes that the federal government is apparently letting the company know that it may not continue to do business with the feds--unless its CEO steps down.  [more]

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