Apple stockholders have had a hard time in the past few months.
The price of a share of Apple stock has declined from $700 in September to around $450 today. This is a 36 percent hit. It is not that Apple has become unprofitable — actually Apple’s profits are strong. It is just that the meteoric growth in Apple’s sales and profits are slowing.
In 2010, the state of Indiana collected more than $872 million in gaming taxes. This declined in nominal dollars by 5 percent to just around $829 million in 2012. It is not that Hoosier casinos have provided bad services — it is just that traffic is down.