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Doug Belden receives Hillsborough good government award

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Tax Collector Doug Belden credited mentors and his office’s 321 employees today with his selection as recipient of the county’s Ellsworth G. Simmons Good Government Award....
Updated: 13 mins ago
Bollywood to test Tampa's transit system

Bollywood to test Tampa's transit system

City transportation could be tested with up to 30,000 people expected in town for Bollywood, the International Indian Film Academy Awards events through Saturday.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Local leaders look beyond Bollywood as celebration begins

Local leaders look beyond Bollywood as celebration begins

Officials hope the International India Film Academy’s “Bollywood Oscars,” which begins today, attracts more conferences to the Tampa Bay area.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Westshore Dick’s brings big game to Tampa Bay area

Westshore Dick’s brings big game to Tampa Bay area

A new flagship Dick’s Sporting Goods store opens Friday at Westshore Plaza mall, and if there’s one word to describe what makes the store different, it’s this: More.
Updated: 12 hours ago

Mormon-affiliated group buys 143 acres in Hillsborough for farming

TAMPA — A non-profit corporation affiliated with the Mormon Church has purchased 143 acres of state-owned land in south Hillsborough County that the corporation says will be used for agriculture.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Group pushes PNC for greater transparency at Tampa meeting

Group pushes PNC for greater transparency at Tampa meeting

TAMPA — Shareholders for PNC Financial Services, holding their annual meeting here Tuesday, voted down a request that the company disclose how its loan practices contribute to greenhouse gases and climate change.
Updated: 19 hours ago

Tampa area home prices rise, sales fall in March

Housing prices rose in the Tampa Bay region and fewer homes were sold in March compared with a year ago, as price increases chipped into sales and speculator purchases and sales of distressed homes declined, reports indicate.
Updated: 19 hours ago
7-Eleven gets ready to renovate in Ybor

7-Eleven gets ready to renovate in Ybor

Ybor City can add another big, national brand name to the list of companies moving in along Seventh Avenue between all the cigar shops and tattoo parlors: 7-Eleven.
Updated: 23 hours ago

AT&T joins crowded field with online video plans

NEW YORK — AT&T and an investment firm run by former News Corp. executive Peter Chernin have formed an online video venture that could rival Netflix and Hulu.
Published: 04/22/14
Steak-loving Tampa adapts cuisine for Bollywood guests

Steak-loving Tampa adapts cuisine for Bollywood guests

With perhaps tens of thousands of glamorous and famous Indian VIPs coming to Tampa for Bollywood, what’s a steak-loving Tampa to do?
Published: 04/21/14
Updated: 04/22/14