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  • Democratic senator: U.S. shifts on Cuba 'clearly intended' to bypass law

    Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez said on Wednesday that President Barack Obama's shifts on Cuba policy were intended to circumvent U.S. law. "Today's regulatory changes ... are clearly intended to circumvent the intent and spirit of U.S. law and...
  • Obama seeks to end Cuba trade embargo: congressional source

    U.S. President Barack Obama plans to begin the process of lifting a long-standing U.S. trade embargo against Cuba as part of a series of major policy moves toward the Caribbean island, a congressional source said on Wednesday. The source, who asked not...
  • Short-sale tax break heads to Obama

    Short-sale tax break heads to Obama
    Financially strapped homeowners who sold their home this year in a short sale or received a loan modification that includes a principal reduction appear likely to benefit from the same tax break that helped similarly distressed consumers in the past six...
  • U.S. to open embassy in Havana, U.S. official says

    The United States plans to open an embassy in Havana, a U.S. official said on Wednesday before President Barack Obama's expected announcement on a policy shift with Cuba. The United States currently has an interests section in Havana. U.S. congressional...
  • White House fact sheet on change in Cuba policy

    Following is the text of a White House news release titled "Charting a New Course on Cuba." Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people. We are...
  • Good riddance, 113th

    Imagine if you ran a business but you didn't tell your customers exactly what they would be charged for your products or services until nearly the end of the year. Well, you don't have to work your imagination too hard because that's essentially what...
  • U.S.-Cuba policy overhaul sends shockwaves through Miami exile community

    MIAMI The political ground shook in South Florida on Wednesday when the Obama administration indicated it plans to restore full diplomatic relations with Communist Cuba. Miami, the heart of the Cuban exile community, reacted with a collective shock....
  • U.S. senator pledges to block efforts to normalize Cuba relations

    Senator Marco Rubio said on Wednesday he would "make every effort" to block moves by President Barack Obama toward normalizing relations with the Cuban government. "The president's decision to reward the Castro regime and begin the path toward the...
  • U.S. Treasury to amend Cuba sanctions in coming weeks

    Financial sanctions on Cuba will be amended in "coming weeks" in response to U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the U.S. Treasury said on Wednesday. The U.S. government said that U.S. people...
  • Republican Boehner calls Obama's Cuba deal a 'mindless concession'

    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner sharply criticized President Barack Obama's policy change toward Cuba, calling it "another in a long line of mindless concessions" to a brutal dictatorship. "Relations with the Castro regime should not be revisited, let...
  • U.S. moves to normalize relations with Cuba in dramatic shift

    The United States and Cuba are moving to normalize diplomatic relations more than 50 years after they were severed in a historic shift in policy, President Barack Obama was set to announce on Wednesday. Senior U.S officials, previewing Obama's 12 p.m. ET...