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  • Five things for Thursday, Dec. 18

    Five things for Thursday, Dec. 18
    Here are your stories for Thursday: Obama announces a new Cuba policy; "The Interview" is pulled after terror threats; the holiday spirit; Disney Springs; and more. 1. President Obama announced Wednesday that he would reestablish diplomatic relations...
  • Cuba to remain a tough market for automakers

    Cuba to remain a tough market for automakers
    More than 11 million people live in Cuba but only a small fraction of households own a vehicle because of complicated bureaucratic rules about buying both new and used cars. So, with U.S. President Barack Obama announcing steps Wednesday to normalize...
  • Businesses welcome shift on Cuba

    Businesses welcome shift on Cuba
    Since Phil Ledbetter started working at Up Down Cigar some 14 years ago, he's regularly asked the same questions: Where are the Cuban cigars? In the back? "We don't do that," Ledbetter, now the store's general manager, said he tells the hopeful buyers....
  • Is the GOP right to oppose Cuba policy shift?

    Is the GOP right to oppose Cuba policy shift?
    Prediction:  If President Obama found a cure for cancer, Congressional Republicans would denounce him. “Outrageous,” Sen. Marco Rubio would say. “A sellout”,”  another congressman would holler. ""Unconstitutional,"...
  • U.S.-Cuba thaw could erode Russian influence with Havana allies

    Cubans fearful of hostile U.S. neighbors have long counted on the Kremlin to ride to their rescue with military backing and economic infusions, even in the lean years that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. But if Havana and Washington could...
  • U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

    The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. After 18 months of...
  • Obama has power to further weaken Cuba sanctions

    President Barack Obama has the power to further weaken U.S. sanctions against the Communist-run island beyond the normalization of relations with Havana that he announced on Wednesday, sanctions experts said. While the restoration of diplomatic ties to...
  • EU wants U.S. embargo of Cuba to end but accepts will take time

    The European Union, which once launched a lawsuit to try to break the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba, said on Thursday it still wanted the blockade lifted but it was prepared to wait. The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic...
  • Obama will sign Russia sanctions bill without imposing new penalties: White House

    U.S. President Barack Obama will sign a Russian sanctions bill passed by the U.S. Congress but will not yet use the legislation to impose new penalties on Moscow, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Thursday. Earnest, briefing reporters,...
  • White House says U.S. weighing proportionate response to Sony hack

    The White House said on Thursday that U.S. officials were treating a cyber attack on Sony Pictures as a serious national security matter and that President Barack Obama's National Security Council was considering a proportionate response. Obama's top...
  • Mixed reaction in Miami as Florida's Cuban-American leaders blast policy shift

    Mixed reaction in Miami as Florida's Cuban-American leaders blast policy shift
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday abruptly ended more than 50 years of U.S. attempts to isolate Cuba, ushering in sweeping changes that will connect Floridians to the island through increased travel, business and communication links. The policy will...