Big changes coming to Cuba tourism


Visits to Cuba are not only expected to grow dramatically, they are expected to become more flexible and less bureaucratic following last week’s announcement by Cuba and the U.S. that they would work to restore normal diplomatic relations.

Shunning Apple tops long list of wrong market calls this year

Investors who clung to winners from the first five years of the bull market, from Internet companies to small caps, got burned in the sixth as chipmakers, utilities and dividend shares rallied.

Coming soon: Cuba Libres made with real Cuban rum

U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation.

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New popularity for retro Airstream

Bob Wheeler still gets the question sometimes when people find out he runs the company that builds those shiny aluminum campers: “Airstreams? They still make those?”

Post-holiday shopping season busiest of all

Although retailers have long had to grapple with the logistical hurdles of processing a glut of unwanted items, retail and supply-chain experts say the rise of e-commerce has greatly intensified the challenges.

No-ransom policy keeps hostages held longer

U.S. policy against negotiating with terrorists keeps hostages from freedom.

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Chamber begins new year with Jan. 7 After Hours

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s first Business After Hours of the new year will be 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7.

New London practice makes drug trials its business

Hot flashes, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis are only some of the conditions being studied a stone’s throw from Lawrence + Memorial Hospital at CCRStudies on Montauk Avenue in New London.