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  • Don't 'plunk down' money in Cuba yet: Gutierrez  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, explains why it's risky business to invest in Cuba right now.

  • Buyer beware with Cuba: Expert  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:28 AM ET

    Jason Poblete, Poblete Tamargo partner, shares insight on re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba.

  • New chapter for US-Cuba relations  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:24 AM ET

    Mark Potter, NBC News, reports on how Cubans feel about diplomatic normalization between the U.S. and Cuba.

  • Why US firms stand to gain little from Cuba ties  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:22 PM ET

    As the Cuban market remains very small, the thaw in US-Cuba ties won't be a big boost for American firms, says Peter Boockvar, MD and Chief Market Analyst at The Lindsey Group.

  • UPDATE 2-Obama has power to further weaken Cuba sanctions Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    With Republicans due to take control of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate in January, the chance of lawmakers scrapping all sanctions on Cuba soon is almost zero. The sanctions on Cuba are tighter than those against other U.S. adversaries such as Iran and Russia although America sends food and medicine to Cuba. A president can loosen trade bans...

  • Why US-Cuba shift is bad for America  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:48 PM ET

    Christian Whiton, Former U.S. State Department Senior Advisor, says President Obama's announcement to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba has diminished respect for America.

  • Cuba-related stocks rally  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    The Cuba news Wednesday boosted shares of several companies. CNBC.com's John Melloy discusses, with a couple caveats of caution.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 17- A tiny mutual fund based in Miami, a clutch of cruise line operators and a Canadian natural resources company rank among the early winners in the Obama administration's surprise move on Wednesday to thaw relations with Cuba. While the Cuban economy is small, with gross domestic product of roughly $70 billion, according to the World Bank,...

  • Stocks with exposure to Cuba rise sharply Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A batch of stocks with exposure to Cuba rose sharply Wednesday after President Obama moved to restore diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Caribbean island after more than 50 years of hostility. The closed-end mutual fund, with the stock ticker " CUBA," owns several companies with exposure to Cuba, including Copa Holdings and Royal Caribbean.

  • Dec 17- After twenty years, Thomas Herzfeld's long bet on Cuba is paying off. The Miami Beach- based portfolio manager behind the $25.3 million Herzfeld Caribbean Basin fund, the only Cuba- focused fund in the United States, watched its shares soar more than 40 percent at one point on Wednesday after President Barack Obama's surprise move to thaw relations with the...

  • Another stunner: Colombian rebels lay down arms Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
    Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) lead negotiator Ivan Marquez speaks during a press conference in Havana, May 27, 2014.

    During peace talks in Havana, FARC rebels agreed to a cease-fire in Colombia—given that the military does not attack them.

  • The United States' commercial ties with Cuba were broken 54 years ago after Fidel Castro took over. Now U.S.- Cuba trade is poised to resume: President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced plans to re-establish diplomat relations with Havana, and economic ties are expected to follow. Gary Hufbauer and Barbara Kotschwar of the Peterson Institute for...

  • Obama acts on Cuba, overturns 50-year policy  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    President Obama announced the release of a U.S. contractor; a swap of spies and the decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. Details, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Colombian rebels announce unilateral cease-fire Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    HAVANA— Colombia's largest rebel group announced an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire Wednesday, saying guerrillas will refrain from staging attacks so long as they aren't targeted by the U.S.-backed military. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia made the announcement in Cuba at the end of another round of peace talks aimed at ending Latin...

  • HAVANA/ WASHINGTON, Dec 17- President Barack Obama announced the United States would restore diplomatic relations it severed with Cuba more than 50 years ago, drawing resistance from lawmakers opposed to reconciling with the communist-run island. Obama said the moves were made possible by Havana's release of American Alan Gross, 65, who had been imprisoned...

  • I will not invest in Cuba: Cuban-American exec Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:35 PM ET
    A bike-taxi and a vintage American car are seen in front of a building decorated with a large Cuban flag, on December 31, 2013, in Havana.

    The U.S. is re-establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba, but Armando Codina said he isn't ready to invest in the communist country.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- The renewal of full diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba could be the start of a long thaw in decades of animosity but the path is full of obstacles, not least the U.S. sanctions on the Communist-run island. Only Congress can overturn the law, and with Republicans due to take control of both the House of Representatives and the...

  • OTTAWA, Dec 17- Canada's decision to host secret talks between the United States and Cuba on normalizing relations allowed the two countries the discretion they needed, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Wednesday. In a brief statement, Harper congratulated the two on their successful dialogue and said Canada supported a future for Cuba that fully...

  • The ‘Hyman Roth’ play: Cuba-related stocks rally Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:03 PM ET
    Lee Strasberg as Hyman Roth in The Godfather Part II

    Shares of cruise company Carnival and airliner Copa Holdings were among the stocks boosted on normalized diplomatic Cuban relations.

  • White House does not rule out Cuba visit by Obama Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:29 PM ET

    President Barack Obama does not have concrete plans to visit Cuba after restoring diplomatic relations with Havana, but a White House spokesman said on Wednesday he would not rule out a presidential visit. "If there is an opportunity for the president to visit, I'm sure he wouldn't turn it down," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.