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US companies that want to do business in Cuba will have to play by Cuba's rules

A French doctor, venture capitalist and founder of biotech company Abivax, Pouletty is working with Cuba's Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology to develop a therapeutic vaccine to treat chronic Hepatitis B that could be on the Asian market in two years and in Europe after that.<p>But when …

Cuba After the Castros: The Likely Scenario

The armed forces control 70% of the economy now. It’s not likely they’ll give that up for a free market.<p>The 2008 succession from Fidel to Raúl Castro was efficient and effective. But the popular hallucination outside the island—in which Gen. Castro intervenes forcefully to end the communist era and …

Cuba

Cuba: The Capacity Issue

<i>Photo by David Cogswell</i><p>With so much attention and apprehension focused on whether the U.S. government will or will not allow travel to Cuba, and how …

A Castro son rises in Cuba | Reuters

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro’s son has emerged as one of his father’s closest aides, taking on an increasingly important role reminiscent of the one Raul used to play for his older brother Fidel Castro.<p>(R-L) Cuba's former President Fidel Castro talks to Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon …

Cuba

Diaz-Balart Gumming Up Obama's Cuba Thaw Plans

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart is not a quiet man. The gregarious Florida Republican, known for sudden eruptions of laughter and dramatic gesticulations, is …

Major U.S. companies support new group that will lobby to lift sanctions against Cuba

Cargill, Procter & Gamble, Caterpillar, and other major U.S. companies have thrown their support behind Engage Cuba, a bipartisan coalition that …

Cuba

Cuba to expand ​internet access to battle country's dire lack of connectivity

Thirty-five new Wi-Fi points with low usage costs will be a notable step in making online life easier in one of the world’s least-connected countries<p>Cuba has announced plans to expand internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run internet centers and more than halving the cost …

Cuba

Cuba Inside and Out: Altars, Architecture and Interiors - Photographs and text by Elaine Ling | LensCulture

In Cuba, an island caught between the grandeur of old world glory and the decay of the immediate epoch, I found an urban landscape that reflects a struggle between daily life and the slow forces of Nature; and a religious fervor that has superimposed old-world African demigods onto the new-world …

Cuba

Lessons from Cuba: What Businesses Can Learn

By no stretch of the imagination do I consider myself an expert on Cuba. To that end, this blog is not meant to be a political manifesto; rather, it captures what impressed and informed me on my first trip to Cuba this spring. While perhaps naïve, I wanted to reflect on the lessons that I, an …

Cuba

Still many hurdles for a Keys ferry to Cuba

Despite lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C., and "verbal interest" from companies footing the bill to build a ferry terminal from the Southernmost …

Cuba's Pristine Coral Reefs Could Become the Caribbean's Best Dive Spots

The coral reefs and gin-clear waters off the coast of Cuba offer some of the best diving in the Caribbean and some of the best-preserved reefs on …

Cuba

Foreign investment plays key role in Cuba's tourism

Foreign investment plays key role in Cuba's tourism<p>A vehicle transits on a street of the town Centro Habana in Havana, Cuba, on April 9, 2015. …

Eased Cuba Relations are Saving Ernest Hemingway’s Library

A U.S. foundation is spending $900K to add preservation facilities to Hemingway’s Havana Home.<p>When Ernest Hemingway departed Cuba in 1960, he left …

Microsoft's 'one' big decision

On Microsoft’s quarterly earnings conference call yesterday, the company’s chief executive, Satya Nadella, said the word “one” nine times in his …

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the …

EU Preparing Further Sanctions Against Russia After MH17 Crash

Vadim Ghirda—AP<p>Mauricio Lima—The New York Times/Redux<p>Brendan Hoffman—Getty Images<p>Brendan Hoffman—Getty Images<p>Brendan Hoffman—Getty Images<p>Bulent …

Pro-Russia Rebels Shoot Down Ukrainian Fighter Jets Near Donetsk

Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday about 25 miles from where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down, the country's defense ministry said. "Terrorists brought down two Ukrainian SU-25, the pilots [ejected]," the ministry wrote on its Facebook page. …

Russia

Toyota: Investment in 'green' paying dividends

<b>Green is a big theme at this year's Frankfurt motor show, but no carmaker has gone as far as Toyota in putting its eco credentials on display.</b><p>The entire line-up of 12 Toyota models, including six of its Lexus premium brand, are cars with hybrid engines.<p>Toyota's message, says the head of its …

Autos

This Might Be The Chart That Convinces You The Solar Revolution Is For Real

Here's an incredible chart that shows how rapidly solar power is being installed in America.<p>In 2006, just 7 years ago, there was one new installation of a solar unit every 80 minutes.<p>Today? There's one installation every four minutes.<p>The U.S. is on pace to see one new solar installation every 83 …

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digester Supplies Onsite Energy for Michigan College

Michigan State University in Lansing has commissioned a $5 million anaerobic digester that will re-use waste from the university’s farms and dining …

Costa Rica

3M Measures Daylighting Effectiveness of Window Film

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been collaborating with the window industry to develop and evaluate daylighting technologies that can …

Fabrication

Nike’s newest store is made of garbage

The inside of the global company’s Shanghai concept store is created entirely from recycled consumer trash<p>Nike’s motto is “Just Do It” and they seem to have taken it to heart with a new concept store recently completed in Shanghai, China. With a name like X158 Hyper Nature, I expected something …

Wind turbines don't hurt home values, study says

SACRAMENTO -- Wind-power turbines, which are increasingly dotting California's mountain and desert regions, don't appear to be having a negative effect on home values, according to a new report by the Lawrence-Berkeley National Laboratory.<p>The research, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, …

Wind Power

Germany broke world solar power generation record in July with 5.1 TWh, leaving U.S. in dust

If cloudy Germany can do it...<p>Germany's not a very sunny place, yet yet it leads the world in solar power, showing that you don't have to be in the …

Renewable Energy

China Expands Performance-Based Incentives for Distributed Solar

China is expanding performance-based incentives for distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, according to reports in the Chinese newspaper Xinhua.<p>On Friday, China’s National Development and Reform Commission said it would implement a new price structure that awards customers about $0.16 per …

U.S. Army Recruits 22 Solar Firms Under $7 Billion Renewables Program - Solar Industry

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Support Center in Huntsville, Ala., has selected 22 solar technology contractors to receive Multiple …

Renewable Energy

Siemens: Global wind power market to more than quadruple by 2030

The Siemens turbine pumps out 3.6 MW at its peak. The Company says China is pumping billions into wind power, which is more cost-competitive than …

Renewable Energy

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