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  • New Cuba rules no beach bonanza for US travelers Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 9:58 PM ET
    Havana, Cuba

    New U.S. rules allowing its citizens expanded travel into Cuba won't benefit its cold-war foe's beaches much as tourism remains specifically prohibited.

  • New Cuba rules: Cigars & travel   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:15 PM ET
    New Cuba rules: Cigars & travel

    The U.S. is taking the first steps to ease its embargo against Cuba. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports $100 of Cuban cigars are now permitted directly from Cuba, among other rules on travel.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The United States rolled out a sweeping set of measures on Thursday to significantly ease sanctions on Cuba, opening up the country to expanded U.S. travel, trade and financial activities. The 54- year-old U.S. embargo on Cuba will remain in place- only Congress can lift it. Congressional critics of Obama's shift say that Washington should not be...

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. rolls out new Cuba rules on trade, travel Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The United States rolled out a sweeping set of measures on Thursday to significantly ease the half-century-old embargo against Cuba, opening up the country to expanded travel, trade and financial activities. The Treasury and Commerce Departments issued a package of new rules that will allow U.S. exports of telecommunications,...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. takes first steps to ease Cuba embargo Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 9:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The United States rolled out a sweeping set of measures on Thursday to ease the half-century-old embargo against Cuba, opening up the country to expanded travel, trade and financial activities. The Treasury and Commerce Departments issued a package of new rules that will allow U.S. exports of telecommunications, agricultural and...

  • Get your Cuban cigars tomorrow   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 9:03 AM ET
    Get your Cuban cigars tomorrow

    The Treasury will implement changes tomorrow loosening the sanctions on Cuba, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • US businesses eye new opportunities in Cuba Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:47 PM ET
    Vintage car with Cuban flag painted on it

    U.S. businesses are keen on doing business in Cuba. Yet, the main obstacle is the embargo, which only Congress can lift.

  • A man pushes his tricycle taxi with a U.S flag on a street in Havana December 18, 2014.

    China has increasing economic clout in Cuba, but better U.S. relations could change that——and more——for the island.

  • Tour operators hope a fledgling detente between Cuba and the United States, announced last month, will lure hundreds of thousands of U.S. tourists to enjoy the island's once forbidden fruits: its white beaches, colonial cities, fine cigars and rum, and the vintage American cars on its streets. They also know that Cuba has to improve its offering.

  • HAVANA, Dec 26- Luis Abel Bango spent seven years searching for his dream car, a 1957 Chevy Bel Air. Out in the provinces, central Cuba. Cuba and the United States agreed last week to restore diplomatic ties that were cut off after the revolution, when the tail fin was still a recent innovation in automotive design.

  • Cruise forecast: Who's best positioned for Cuba?   Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 9:45 AM ET
    Cruise forecast: Who's best positioned for Cuba?

    Discussing where the cruise industry is heading in 2015 and opportunities in Cuba, with Joel Simkins, Credit Suisse.

  • Cuba won't be paradise for US working stiffs Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 9:29 AM ET
    A classic taxi car cruises the streets of Havana, Cuba.

    U.S. travel to Cuba may be more expensive than many might expect. The New York Posts reports.

  • HAVANA/ MIAMI, Dec 22- International rivals have a clear head start in Cuba but U.S. companies could catch up quickly if the economic embargo that has kept them away is dismantled in a new era of cooperation between Washington and Havana. "We've found it to be quite a stable and good place to do business and have had a lot of success there," said David Pathe, the chief...

  • Liberalizing Cuba's economy   Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:24 PM ET
    Liberalizing Cuba's economy

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a close look at Cuba's economy and the changes that have taken place in the Republic since Fidel Castro stepped aside.

  • Time to end the Cold War for good: Jeffrey Sachs Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    Former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev last November.

    The Cuba rapprochement is a reminder that a Ukraine resolution is needed and that it's time to end the Cold War once and for all, says Jeffrey Sachs.

  • Cuba, the 52nd state? One CEO says maybe Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 8:51 AM ET
    Doug Oberhleman, chairman and CEO of Caterpillar.

    Caterpillar chief Doug Oberhelman tells CNBC he sees big opportunities in Cuba, and maybe in a few years Cuba could be like Puerto Rico.

  • Cuba relations with Russia & Venezuela in focus   Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 8:29 AM ET
    Cuba relations with Russia & Venezuela in focus

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Cuba's relationship with Venezuela and Russia are in focus because of the decline in oil prices. Cuba gets more than half of its oil from Venezuela every day.

  • Caterpillar CEO: Cuba may be like Puerto Rico someday

    Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman tells CNBC he sees big opportunities in Cuba.

  • Cuba time warp   Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 6:44 AM ET
    Cuba time warp

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera shares highlights of her experience visiting Cuba, and how things are different there versus 15 years ago, including more transportation.

  • MIAMI, Dec 21- For a handful of Cuban-Americans, President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy wasn't much of a shocker. "There is a clear understanding in the White House that politically they are going to have to focus on and cultivate the younger generation of Cuban-Americans who are mobilized and out there supporting the president's decision," said Frank Mora, a...