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Trump: US ‘taking care of Cuba’ in post-Castro era

“Asked about the change of power during a visit to Key West, Fla., on Thursday, Trump told reporters his administration is “taking care of Cuba.”” writes Ap Photo Desmond for washingtonexaminer.com. Cuban President Raul Castro is expected to step down this week and hand his power over to 57-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, ending the Castro family’s 60-year rule of the island nation. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Castro set to step aside as Cuban president, his reforms incomplete

“As president, Castro has trimmed the bloated state payroll, leased out fallow land and expanded the private sector” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. In fact, a draft of new regulations seen by Reuters proposes curtailing the private sector.Seeking to make socialism sustainable, Castro introduced some market reforms to the state-run economy and secured a historic detente with the United States. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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The most dangerous moment since the Cuban missile crisis?

“One Russian politician involved in defence policy called it the most dangerous moment in U.S.-Russian relations since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962” writes Daniel W for washingtonpost.com. Well, of course the Russians will compare this to the Cuban missile crisis.But the Cuban missile crisis was the high point for those tensions.But is Syria the second coming of the Cuban missile crisis?. The conflict in Syria lacks the tight coupling between initial clash and escalation to full-blown nuclear war that the Cuban missile crisis did. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Mark Cuban on the best investment and the one he ‘hates with extreme prejudice’

“Sounds like gold, with its allure as a safe-haven investment, might be a good place to stash some cash, right, Mark Cuban?” writes Shawn Langlois for marketwatch.com. Not so much. “I hate gold.Gold is a religion,” the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks recently told Kitco News in our call of the day. “As an investment, hate is not strong enough.The stock market is in no mood to digest any disappointments, so the next few weeks is crucial as some strong numbers are expected thanks to the tax cuts. Source: marketwatch.com…

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Mark Cuban, noose mentioned in Mavs arena racial-bias petition

“The Mavericks and owner Mark Cuban are named in a petition filed by a former employee at the team’s arena who is considering suing for racial discrimination, USA Today reported” reports sportingnews.com. Newsome claims in the petition that a fellow black employee told her that he found the noose Feb. 23, 2011, before a Mavericks game.Michelle Newsome, who is African American and a former employee of an American Airlines Center contractor, filed the petition Thursday in Dallas County Court. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Rick Carlisle on Mark Cuban allegations: “Ever heard the term fake news?”

“The Mavericks coach doesn’t believe the sexual assault allegations against the team owner stemming from 2011, saying the accusations are “fake news.”” reports sportingnews.com. Cuban has denied the allegations, but the NBA has still launched an investigation into the matter.The woman who made the allegations also decided not to pursue charges. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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The bombshell allegations against Dallas Mavericks employees could stop the possible Mark Cuban presidential campaign before it even begins

“Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban has long teased a possible presidential bid in 2020” writes Allan Smith for businessinsider.com. Cuban, who declined to comment to Business Insider for this story, told Sports Illustrated that the allegations were “all new to me.”.  Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Mark Cuban fires 2 Mavericks employees after report details allegations of a ‘hostile work environment’ including sexual harassment and domestic violence

“According to the report, Ussery was first investigated by the Mavericks after complaints by female employees in 1998, two years before Cuban purchased the team” writes Cork Gaines for businessinsider.com. Cuban also told SI that he was embarrassed by the allegations and vowed to fix it. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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