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Firms trading with Cuba weigh new political climate

American Airlines passengers arrive at Jose Marti International Airport today in Havana. It was the first Miami-Havana commercial flight in 50 years. YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images

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For the first time in more than 50 years, American Airlines today made a regularly scheduled flight from Miami to Havana.

It’s one fruit of the warmer relations between the U.S. and Cuban governments under a deal struck by President Barack Obama that lifted some sanctions on the communist nation. President-elect Donald Trump said he might terminate the deal unless Cuba’s government gives greater freedom to its people.

The incoming administration’s change of tone has businesses that have stepped up with Cuba weighing their options.

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