Posts Tagged ‘tariffs’

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    The Norwegian Butter Crisis

    Mar 25, 12 • 708 Views • 1 Comment

    Reserves were low, demand was high and prices skyrocketed. No, not oil. Butter. Butter demand surged in Norway several months ago when a low carb high fat diet swept the nation. At the same time, the supply of butter plunged because wet weather diminished the......  [read more]

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    Apple Looks Unappetizing in Argentina

    Feb 29, 12 • 578 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. While wandering the streets of Buenos Aires, I wondered why the shop windows seemed devoid of any new Apple products. Electronics stores touted the antepenultimate model of the iPod Nano as the new (overpriced) great thing. I......  [read more]

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    Are X-Men Human?

    Dec 30, 11 • 482 Views • No Comments

    The U.S. government had to decide whether X-Men are human. Our story starts with the U.S. Customs office. Included in a very long list of items that enter the U.S. are “dolls” and “toys.” According to Customs officials, any figure that......  [read more]

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    Chinese Imports

    Oct 23, 11 • 504 Views • No Comments

    Are you paying more for your clothing? According to NY Times financial journalist Floyd Norris, women’s shirt prices, dresses, sweaters, all that government statisticians consider female “outerwear,” have started to become more expensive.......  [read more]

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    Doha Deadlock

    Apr 30, 11 • 523 Views • No Comments

    Can you convince a Lubbock, Texas cotton farmer (or his Congressman) to forgo his (maybe $150,000) cotton subsidy? Probably not. After all, these U.S. government payments let him profitably compete in world markets. Correspondingly, would China say yes to a......  [read more]