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FILE - This March 1, 2013 file photo shows a worker selecting cigars at the H. Upmann cigar factory, where people can take tours as part of the 15th annual Cigar Festival in Havana, Cuba. The Obama administration announced Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 it is eliminating a $100 limit on the value of Cuban rum and cigars that American travelers can bring back from the island. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

“Challenges remain – and very real differences between our governments persist on issues of democracy and human rights – but I believe that engagement is the best way to address those differences and make progress on behalf of our interests and values,” Obama said in a statement announcing the changes.

In this Thursday, March 24, 2016, photo, Chase Ming places a capped bottle of vodka on a conveyer belt so that it can be labeled at the Cathead Distillery in Jackson, Miss. On Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, the Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation in September. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The Labor Department said Friday that its producer price index, which measures cost pressures before they reach the consumer, increased 0.3 percent in September. Oil prices have steadied and edged upward recently, causing energy goods to rise 2.5 percent last month. Food prices at the wholesale level rose 0.5 percent, with a 26 percent jump in chicken eggs and 10.5 percent increase in vegetables.