NewsWatch: The communist failures that await Obama when he goes to Cuba
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When President Obama visits Cuba in a few weeks, he’ll see an economy that’s in shambles, writes Barry Wood. See full story.
Epic short squeeze helps launch historic gains in oil stocks
A number of energy stocks soared to their biggest-ever weekly gains, as record levels of short interest, coupled with an extended climb in oil prices, helped spark a closing out of bearish bets. See full story.
How scientists claim to have uncovered Banksy’s identity
A statistical technique used for mapping criminal activity may have helped solve one of the biggest mysteries in modern art: the identity of the anonymous street artist known as Banksy. See full story.
Chicago runs risk of becoming a one-paper town — and that’s very bad news
There’s s very real risk that any of this iconic city’s hits and misses won’t get the press scrutiny they deserve if no longer energized by fully competing newsrooms. This challenge got more series in recent days and weeks with a handful of business moves involving both dailies. See full story.
Which country is really the No. 1 consumer of marijuana?
America is probably the No. 1 country for marijuana consumption — but that doesn’t mean anything. See full story.
MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE
Tax strategies for active investors, and the moonshine that is now sold in a can. See full story.