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Solar power was worth the wait for Seminole woman

Solar power was worth the wait for Seminole woman

SEMINOLE — Karen Elfallah’s home needed a new roof, but the typical asphalt shingle covering wouldn’t do. So she went looking for an alternative.
Updated: 13 hours ago

Businesses invited to join trade mission to Chile

CLEARWATER — With convenient flights through Panama and a new visa waiver program, Tampa Bay area business leaders have their eyes on Chile as a future trade partner.
Updated: 13 hours ago

Journal Communications, Scripps to merge broadcasting, spin off papers

MILWAUKEE — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have an agreement to merge broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity, the companies announced late Wednes...
Updated: 14 hours ago
Crosstown Inn gives way to fast-food hotspot

Crosstown Inn gives way to fast-food hotspot

The corner of Gandy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway was once home to a motel that catered to a distinctly discount-seeking customer. Now it's fast turning into a lunch spot.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Gasparilla Music Festival reaches out for Cuban talent

Gasparilla Music Festival reaches out for Cuban talent

TAMPA — There was a time before Fidel Castro’s revolution when Tampa, not Miami or New York, was the destination of choice for the top bands from Cuba.
Updated: 19 hours ago

PeoplExpress prepares for St. Pete flights

Low-cost carrier Allegiant Air also serves St. Petersburg-Clearwater International, with 32 non-stop flights, Routh said. And Sun Country flies from St. Pete to Beau Rivage resort in Gulfport/Biloxi. Sun Wing provides flights out of St. Pete to Toron...
Updated: 19 hours ago
Leaders unveil details of Hillsborough transportation tax plan

Leaders unveil details of Hillsborough transportation tax plan

TAMPA — For the past 14 months, Hillsborough County government leaders have been planning a radical transformation of the county’s transportation system to alleviate traffic jams and boost economic development....
Published: 07/29/14
OkCupid the latest to admit customer manipulation

OkCupid the latest to admit customer manipulation

NEW YORK – Think you’re in control? Think again.
Published: 07/29/14

Passenger numbers, revenue up at Tampa International Airport

TAMPA — The third-quarter financial report for Tampa International Airport is like a “triple perfect sunny day,” Airport Chief Executive Officer Joe Lopano said Tuesday.
Published: 07/29/14

Pinellas tourism director leaves for Kissimmee

ST. PETERSBURG — After seven years at the helm of Pinellas County’s tourism promotion arm, Visit St. Pete-Clearwater Executive Director D.T. Minich announced Monday he is moving on.
Published: 07/28/14