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Florida unemployment rate up slightly to 6.3%

Florida unemployment rate up slightly to 6.3%

Florida’s unemployment went up slightly in August.
Updated: 5 mins ago
Apple fans line up early to buy iPhone6

Apple fans line up early to buy iPhone6 Video

Travis Stanford rather shyly confessed Friday that he had more than $1,400 in motivation to stay overnight on the sidewalk at International Plaza mall to be first in line for the iPhone6. He’s got a buyer on the side....
Updated: 22 mins ago
Home Depot breach affected 56 million debit, credit cards

Home Depot breach affected 56 million debit, credit cards Video

NEW YORK — Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Amazon gets ready to go at Ruskin warehouse

Amazon gets ready to go at Ruskin warehouse

The first item to arrive into the new Amazon warehouse in Ruskin was a Disney “Frozen” doll of the character Anna ice skating, price $21.99. By this time next week, the warehouse will likely be fully operational and ready to ship out th...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Uber fines upheld in Tampa; failed to get permits, licenses

TAMPA — A hearing officer has upheld citations that Hillsborough County inspectors issued earlier this year to drivers working for the ride-sharing company Uber.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Tampa Bay officials huddle with U.S. transportation chief

Tampa Bay officials huddle with U.S. transportation chief

TAMPA — Some 40 transportation planners and politicians met Thursday with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to discuss the growing conversation on transit and highway issues here and the possibility of getting future federal fundin...
Updated: 18 hours ago
Hillsborough collects record $21.9 million in bed taxes

Hillsborough collects record $21.9 million in bed taxes

TAMPA — News coming out of Tampa’s tourism office is nothing less than sunny, with little chance of rain for the remainder of the fiscal year. The county collected a record amount in bed taxes as of August, contributing some $21.9 milli...
Updated: 19 hours ago
Arigato Japanese restaurants go out of business

Arigato Japanese restaurants go out of business

Arigato Japanese Steak House, a longtime staple with locations in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, has gone out of business.
Updated: 19 hours ago
41-story condo planned for prime downtown St. Pete property

41-story condo planned for prime downtown St. Pete property

ST. PETERSBURG — A West Palm Beach developer has revealed plans for perhaps the most prime piece of undeveloped real estate in the city’s downtown.
Published: 09/17/14
Updated: 09/18/14
23-story apartment tower planned to fill downtown Tampa block

23-story apartment tower planned to fill downtown Tampa block

Downtown may soon have another major residential tower, as the owners of the long-dormant “Grant” block on North Franklin Street say they have a deal in the works to sell the whole city block to a buyer that plans a major redevelopment.
Published: 09/17/14
Updated: 09/18/14