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  • US, Cuba begin to 'normalize'   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:56 PM ET
    US, Cuba normalizing relations

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar, (D-Minn.) is leading the charge to lift the Cuba trade embargo in a speedy fashion.

  • US travel company begins booking flights to Cuba Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:57 AM ET
    A young woman talks on her mobile phone as she walks past a mural depicting Cuban revolutionary leaders January 24, 2015 in Havana, Cuba.

    CheapAir.com on Thursday started providing customers with a simple way to book a trip to Cuba online.

  • MIAMI, Feb 23- Catamaran builder Brian Hall is too young to remember when ferries plied the route between Florida and Cuba in the 1950 s, but he has plans to be among the first to revive the once-popular route. Boosted by President Barack Obama's policy of seeking to normalize relations with the Communist-ruled island after decades of U.S. isolation, Hall hopes to...

  • America's telecom foray into Cuba   Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 1:10 PM ET
    America's telecom foray into Cuba

    Newark, NJ based IDT and the Cuban government are saying they have struck a deal to make IDT the first American company to provide direct interconnection to Cuba, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • MIAMI/ HAVANA, Feb 20- Hugo Cancio believes he's the new face of American-style entrepreneurship in Cuba. U.S. cable networks, private equity funds and law firms ask for Cancio's take on the thaw in relations between the United States and Cuba announced by President Obama in December. Antonio Zamora, a Miami lawyer aiming to do business in Cuba, said Cancio "is way...

  • HAVANA, Feb 17- The United States and Cuba will hold a second round of talks in Washington nest week aimed at restoring diplomatic relations, the State Department said on Tuesday, as U.S. Democratic senators visiting Havana said there may be enough support among Republicans to lift a trade embargo on Cuba. In particular, the United States wants to reopen the U.S....

  • In Cuba, U.S. senators see path for end to U.S. embargo Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 11:22 AM ET

    Democratic senators visiting Havana said on Tuesday that there could be enough Republicans who support lifting a trade embargo on Cuba to dismantle it in Congress. The United States and Cuba agreed on Dec. 17 to restore diplomatic relations after more than five decades of hostility. Democratic senators Claire McCaskill, Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar...

  • However, the U.S. State Department said many goods were excluded from the liberalization, including tobacco, vegetables and some textiles, and it was unclear whether Cuba would relax its own rules to permit Cubans to export to the United States. The move is the latest step toward normalization after the United States and Cuba agreed on Dec. 17 to begin the process...

  • CNBC update: Apple Pay in the USA   Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 4:29 PM ET
    CNBC update: Apple Pay in the USA

    The U.S. will allow Cuba to sell some privately produced products to the U.S., and Apple CEO Tim Cook made a big announcement on Apple Pay, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- The United States on Friday dramatically eased restrictions on imports of goods and services from private Cuban entrepreneurs as part of Washington's rapprochement with Havana after more than half a century of enmity.

  • Netflix 'plants flag' in Cuba   Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    Netflix 'plants flag' in Cuba

    It's definitely a publicity move, says Brent Lang, Variety Magazine, discussing what's likely behind Netflix's motivation to enter a country where less than one-percent of the population has broadband access.

  • Netflix is coming to Cuba Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    A classic car sits outside a movie theater in Havana, Cuba.

    Starting Monday, a "curated" selection of movies and series from Netflix will be available for streaming in Cuba.

  • Netflix launching in Cuba   Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Netflix launching in Cuba

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports people in Cuba will be able to subscribe to Netflix starting today.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- The United States is pressing Cuba to allow the opening of its embassy in Havana by April, U.S. officials told Reuters, despite the Communist island's demand that it first be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. A refusal by Cuba to allow the United States to quickly establish an official embassy for the first time in half a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- The U.S. State Department official leading negotiations with the Cuban government said on Wednesday the United States is not considering returning the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay to Havana as it discusses improved ties. "The issue of Guantanamo is not on the table in these conversations," Roberta Jacobson, the assistant secretary of State...


  • Kayak's bet on Cuba   Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 10:49 AM ET
    Kayak's bet on Cuba

    Insight to just how expensive it is to travel to Cuba, and how the demand is shaping up, with Kayak co-founder and CEO Steve Hafner.

  • Why Carnival isn't feeling a weak-oil boost   Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 7:37 PM ET
    Why Carnival isn't feeling a weak-oil boost

    Arnold Donald, president & CEO of Carnival Corporation, discusses how the cruise ship operator is seeking a balance between the effects of cheaper oil and a stronger U.S. dollar.

  • It is seen as a potential distribution center for the Caribbean and Central and South America and is at the heart of a special development zone designed to attract foreign investment in Cuba. The United States and Cuba are restoring diplomatic relations after five decades of hostilities, though full trade and travel will take longer as President Barack Obama...

  • China's new playground: America's backyard Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 3:35 PM ET
    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, right, walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping as they arrive to a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on January 7, 2015 in Beijing, China.

    China is moving into the United States' backyard——but it's not clear if its Latin America investments are a negative for American interests.