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Opportunity, Caution Seen For U.S. Banks As Cuba Rules Ease

President Obama eased restrictions on Cuba this week, including a relaxation of rules barring U.S. banks from doing business there. But banks are awaiting details and are likely to proceed cautiously.


No Fracking In New York? That's OK With Pennsylvania

Environmental groups cheered New York's decision to ban the practice, and some in the industry say when it comes to good-paying jobs, New York's loss is Pennsylvania's gain.


Aftereffects Of W.V. Chemical Spill Still Felt Months Later

Looking back at the year's top stories — in January, a chemical spill disrupted life in West Virginia. Melissa Block speaks with Ken Ward, Jr. of the Charleston Gazette.


What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

The decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don't expect to see McDonald's there anytime soon.


In List Of Changes For Secret Service, A New Fence Comes First

An independent review panel calls for changes ranging from a better fence at the White House to a new approach to training and leadership within the Secret Service.


U.S. Announces Protections For Transgender Workers

The Justice Department's move is a reversal from how the Bush administration interpreted Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.


Justice Department Sues Over Conditions At Rikers Island Jail

The Department of Justice is following through on its threat to sue the New York City over conditions at the notorious Rikers Island jail. The lawsuit announced today comes months after a scathing DOJ report that found a "culture of violence" against adolescent inmates at Rikers.


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Makes Court Appearance In Pretrial Hearing

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in court on Thursday, marking his first time before the public in 17 months. The pretrial hearing comes ahead of a Jan. 5 trial.


New Popularity Of L.L. Bean Boots Sparks Scramble To Fill Orders

L.L. Bean's iconic rubber and leather boots have swung back into fashion with young people and are more popular than ever. The backlog stands at nearly 100,000 pairs; it will take months to catch up.


Most Pages In New U.S.-Cuba Chapter Still Have To Be Written

President Obama is re-opening diplomatic ties to Cuba, and easing restrictions on travel and commerce. A day after that historic announcement, we look at what it actually means for would be travelers and exporters.


Administration Won't Rule Out Raul Castro Visit To White House

The remarks come a day after President Obama announced the U.S. and Cuba would begin talks to normalize relations and open embassies following more than five decades of hostility.


Immigration Driving Broad Demographic Shifts In U.S., Report Says

An analysis by Pew Charitable Trusts shows that immigrants are increasingly moving from "gateways" such as New York and Texas into states in Middle America.


In Latin America, Not Everyone Is Thrilled With The U.S.-Cuba Thaw

Cuba and Venezuela are close allies who often seemed to speak with a single voice when it came to bashing the U.S. But now they may be out of synch.


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