Historic Commercial Flight from U.S. Lands in Cuba

The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War. The flight of JetBlue 387 opens a new era of U.S.-Cuba travel, with about 300 flights a week connecting the U.S….

With presidents Obama, Castro watching, Rays beat Cuban team

HAVANA (AP) – In a landmark game attended by presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro, the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cuban national team 4-1 Tuesday in the first visit by a major league team to the communist island since 1999. James Loney homered and drove in three runs, and Matt Moore and the Tampa Bay pitchers shut out the…

Alabama Businesses Could Profit From Increased Trade with Cuba

As President Obama wraps up his historic 3 day trip to Cuba, many questions remain about the future relationship between to two countries. For many business people, it raises the opportunity for new trade possibilities.   But what you may not know is Alabama has been trading with Cuba for over decade and the potential for even more trade is growing….

First pitch before game in Cuba? Obama leaves it to the pros

HAVANA (AP) – President Barack Obama let some actual aces take care of the first pitches in Cuba. Obama watched from the seats Tuesday when former stars Luis Tiant and Pedro Luis Lazo tossed out the ceremonial balls before the Tampa Bay Rays took on the Cuban national team. And that was totally fine with the president. “Nothing is more…

Alabama Company Will Expand to Cuba

The Obama administration has approved a small Alabama tractor company to become the first U.S. factory in Cuba in more than half a century. The two-man Alabama firm will build a plant to assemble as many as 1,000 small tractors a year for sale to private farmers in Cuba. The Treasury Department last week notified partners Horace Clemmons and Saul…