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How the 1973 oil embargo changed the way the U.S. thinks about energy

Sep 21, 2023
Fifty years ago this fall, Arab members of OPEC cut off their oil exports to the United States.
Above, an oil pumpjack in California. Then-President Richard Nixon, in a 1973 speech addressing the oil embargo, expressed the need for U.S. energy independence.
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Did Trump break the Cuba embargo?

Sep 29, 2016
A Newsweek investigation alleges the businessman and presidential candidate’s former company illegally did business in Cuba in the 1990s.
Cubans wave a U.S. and a Cuban flag at the Malecon waterfront as the first US-to-Cuba cruise ship to arrive in the island nation in decades glides into the port of Havana, on May 2, 2016.
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White House to Cuba: embargo? What embargo?

Nov 13, 2015
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Cuba right now. Embargo or no.

European officials to consider new trade with Cuba

Feb 6, 2014
What will this mean for Cuba's relationship with the U.S.?

Grand Theft Auto 5 ships to some Amazon customers before release date

Sep 16, 2013
The company behind the game is not happy about the break of embargo.