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Friday, Oct 31, 2014

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Passenger traffic grows at Tampa International Airport

TAMPA — Passenger growth is up and so is revenue this year at Tampa International Airport, which is preparing to begin construction on the first phase of a billion-dollar master plan. That plan is expected to keep the airport humming for the n...
Updated: 19 mins ago
Hunting for an oasis amid chaos

Hunting for an oasis amid chaos

In yet another example of a product that offers an increasingly rare quality in today’s insanely over-connected world (simplicity), we bring you the Hemingwrite. Think of it as a a hybrid of the classic old typewriter you found in your Dad...
Updated: 1 hour ago

TECO earnings reflect changing operations

TECO Energy Inc. posted third-quarter earnings Friday that reflect its drive to re-arrange much of the company — adding operations in natural gas while shedding those in coal mining.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Starbucks plans delivery after sales fall short

Starbucks plans delivery after sales fall short

NEW YORK — After reporting disappointing quarterly sales Thursday, Starbucks said it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S starting next year.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Pinellas plan needed to add, expand businesses

Pinellas plan needed to add, expand businesses

There’s scarcely any land left in this built-out peninsula. So rather than gaining 28,000 high-paying jobs during the past 10 years, as some had projected, Pinellas has lost about 8,000, says an economic consultant who helped craft the county’s development master plan.
Updated: 9 hours ago
USF med school move downtown ‘bigger than baseball’

USF med school move downtown ‘bigger than baseball’

TAMPA — The University of South Florida took the first formal step to build a new medical school downtown as a trustees’ work group voted unanimously Thursday for a project Mayor Bob Buckhorn calls “bigger than baseball.”...
Updated: 19 hours ago

St. Pete downtown waterfront master plan in feedback phase

ST. PETERSBURG — It won’t be tomorrow, but St. Petersburg is on the verge of a major shift toward a more pedestrian-friendly downtown, the planning consultant leading development of the downtown waterfront master plan said Thursday....
Updated: 19 hours ago

Symposium theme: Tampa Bay businesses must work together to boost exports

TAMPA — It took the Great Recession to shake the Florida business community out of its comfortable snooze. Many of the companies that survived it did so because of their overseas business dealings, said Doug Davidson, regional global commercia...
Updated: 19 hours ago

Lakewood Ranch S.W.A.T.

The Lakewood Ranch Chapter of S.W.A.T. (Successful Women Aligning Together) hosts its monthly luncheon meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Nov. 11 at Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop in Lakewood Ranch. Bring your female friends and colleagues, busin...
Updated: 22 hours ago

Chamber hosts golf tourney

Join the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce for fun and networking at its 18th annual Fall Golf Classic on Friday at Bay Palms Golf Club at MacDill Air Force Base. Register for the four-person scramble at 11 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and shotgun sta...
Updated: 22 hours ago