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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuba's President Raul Castro during a meeting on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas at the ATLAPA Convention center Saturday in Panama City.

Cuba: not quite open for business

Apr 13, 2015
For U.S. companies looking to do business in Cuba, the ice is very slowly melting.
Posted In: cuba, President Obama, trade
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The Art of Selling

Apr 13, 2015
Museums get in the business of selling their masterpiece?
Posted In: art, museums, museum

In Mexico, things go better with...water

Apr 10, 2015
Mexico is fighting obesity by urging people to drink less soda and more water.
Posted In: Mexico, obesity, soda tax, water
California faces its first mandatory water cuts in the state's history amid drought

Fun Fact Friday: The thirst is real in California

Apr 3, 2015
In which we unpacked the week with Cardiff Garcia and Linette Lopez.
Posted In: groundwater, Facebook, China
 A customer stands in front of a wall of flat panel televisions at a Best Buy store in San Francisco, California.

A year in commercial advertising

Apr 3, 2015
USC's Therese Wilbur lays out a yearly calendar of marketing events
Posted In: advertising, marketing, commercials

How a good night's sleep can help the economy

Apr 3, 2015
Staying awake in a 24-hour economy
Oil prices dip as we get closer to an Iranian agreement and eventual lifting of sanctions.

An Iran deal won't change oil market overnight

Apr 3, 2015
Even if sanctions are finally lifted, Iran faces barriers to rejoining the world oil market
Posted In: crude oil, Iran sanctions, cost

China, the economy and Xi Jinping's strategy

Apr 2, 2015
The president of China takes over every formal power structure in the country.
Posted In: China, Xi Jinping, Mao

Latvians differ over sanctions against Russia

Mar 31, 2015
Russian-speaking Latvians may oppose sanctions more than their Latvian-speaking compatriots but most see the country's future in the West.
Posted In: Russia, latvia, sanctions
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with U.S. State Secretary John Kerry in Geneva. Iranians have requested that sanctions be lifted immediately once a deal is struck.

Lifting sanctions is not always easy

Mar 31, 2015
Iran wants sanctions to be lifted as soon as agreement is reached over its nuclear program but there are many complications.
Posted In: Iran, sanctions, nuclear

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