Is Castro Dead?

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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, 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.