November 13, 2009

New Trader Joe’s in Minnetonka: Retail Home Run

Just checked out the new Trader Joe’s in Minnetonka, located just northwest of 394 and Hopkins Crossroads. The store opened last Fri. (Nov. 6). Quick first impressions: 1. It’s huge. In fact, my cashier said that it’s supposed to be the 2nd biggest of 300 Trader Joe’s nationally. 2. There’s ample parking (makes a big...
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Et Tu, FHA?

Hemorrhaging at FHA FHA runs low on cash, fueling bailout concerns. –Headline, The Boston Globe (11/13/09) Here we go again. First come the rumors of funny accounting and huge, buried losses. Then come the vehement denials from company executives. Finally, the truth comes out: the critics are vindicated, the losses are toted up, the discredited...
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