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Mariel is a hardscrabble, provincial Cuban town. It has a rundown electricity plant and rusting concrete factory, and sitsMarc Frank in Havana and John Paul Rathbone in London
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New York’s top bank regulator smoothed the way for bitcoin start-ups as he gave them more time to meet the country’s firstGina Chon in Washington
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