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The economic quicksand that's been trying to sink Arizona may not be the big gulp people once envisioned, if recent reports that boycotts provoked by SB 1070 haven't crippled the state hold true.Gov. Jan Brewer signed the controversial SB 1070 illegal immigration crackdown this past spring and the rants began. Across the nation, and especially in California, groups called for boycotting Arizona, because the measure was racist and would surely lead to racial profiling.The Associated Press reported this past week that, yes, businesses have lost contracts, conventions have relocated, and performers have called off concerts, costing the state $141 million in lost revenues. That's a hefty figure. But, at the same time, an AP review indicated, other businesses, such as hotels and resorts, reported that their income was up.

November 21, 2010
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