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June 29, 2009

Company says trade with Cuba could affect Richmond jobs

President Barack Obama has talked about lifting this country's trade embargo with Cuba and if it happens, one company says they'll be forced to layoff more than 100 workers in the Richmond area. The cigar-maker Swedish Match has its North American headquarters in Richmond and it says opening the U.S. market to Cuban cigars may jeopardize 120 jobs unless Americans play hardball with Communist Cuba.

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