Weekly Roundup: Obama Signs Russia Sanctions Bill, Lawmakers Recommend Blacklisting Banks with North Korean Funds, and More

The Obama administration will rely on its executive power next month to issue a series of rules scaling back banking and trade restrictions with Cuba, The New York Times reported Thursday. The approach will allow the White House to effectively dismantle the economic sanctions without the cooperation of lawmakers who have criticized the plan. More President Obama signed a Russia sanctions bill Thursday that allows the White House to blacklist individuals who invest in Russian deep water, Artic and shale oil energy projects, among other punitive steps, Bloomberg reported. In a statement, the White House indicated that it has no...