A Telecom Opening in Cuba

Obama clears the way for U.S. companies to offer wireless phone and satellite-TV service on the island, but broader trade won't come easy

President Barack Obama's decision to allow U.S. telecommunications companies to obtain licenses to operate in Cuba is a cautious first step toward any possible thaw in U.S. trade relations with the Caribbean nation, trade experts say. But Obama held back from bolder steps that he could have taken.

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