2:40 p.m.: There’s apparently a buzz on Wall Street that Fidel bought the (collective) farm (so says the un-reality based Jonah Goldberg at The Corner), but nothing on the wires as of yet….
It’s only a rumor, but it stil might be a good time to read this article on CNN.com, written a couple of weeks ago, about a post-Castro Cuba.
3:00 p.m.: Hmmmm. If it’s a "Wall Street rumor", it’s apparently not a big one, because stocks are doing very little in afternoon trading.
3:20 p.m.: Then again, stocks have jumped 80 points since 1:30 p.m. Still, I’m pretty close to calling the rumor "bogus". Still nothing on the wires.
3:25 p.m.: Make that 100 points up since 1:30 p.m. Another 20 points in the last 10 minutes.
3:50 p.m.: Yeah, I’m officially calling this a "bogus" rumor.