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Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

Business News

Draper says it will pull operations from Tampa area

TAMPA — Unable to reach even half of its goal for creating high-paying jobs in the Tampa Bay area, New England-based Draper Laboratory, after seven years, says it is pulling most of its operations out of the area....
Updated: 49 mins ago

Sporting goods, home stores eye Dale Mabry Kmart location

TAMPA — A former, and now dormant, Kmart location near Raymond James Stadium may soon find a new life, with two possible candidates in the running — an Academy Sports sporting goods supercenter, or an At Home home goods site....
Updated: 3 hours ago

Lilly Pulitzer’s family couldn’t beat the rush at Target

FORT LAUDERDALE — Lilly Pulitzer’s own family couldn’t beat the “Pink Sunday” rush for the brightly colored limited edition collection at Target....
Updated: 8 hours ago
Why McDonald’s is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

Why McDonald’s is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

NEW YORK — McDonald’s sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won’t end soon.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Frenzy for Target’s Lilly Pulitzer line moves to Ebay

Frenzy for Target’s Lilly Pulitzer line moves to Ebay

Prices, however, are rising to two or three times the original sticker prices for some items, proving the economic maxim that prices will rise amid steep demand for limited supplies.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Socom seeks app to keep its Blackberry phones trustworthy

Socom seeks app to keep its Blackberry phones trustworthy

The makers of BlackBerry phones have seen revenues fall off as consumers increasingly use other telephones. But there is at least one very high-profile customer right here in Tampa.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Group seeks rehiring of Wal-Mart workers at five closed stores

Group seeks rehiring of Wal-Mart workers at five closed stores

NEW YORK — A union is asking labor regulators to go to court to force Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago.
Updated: 13 hours ago

Selmon express lane change delayed Friday

TAMPA — Reversal of the express lanes on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway will be delayed on Friday for routine maintenance.
Published: 04/20/15
Higginbotham cleared of ethics charges in winery dispute

Higginbotham cleared of ethics charges in winery dispute

TAMPA — The Florida Commission on Ethics has cleared Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham of charges he used his influence to stop a Plant City winery from brewing and selling beer.
Published: 04/20/15

Internet companies oppose Florida proposals to regulate web

TALLAHASSEE — Some Florida lawmakers want to impose state-level regulations on the free-wheeling online world, and are drawing opposition from some of the nation’s biggest Internet companies including Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Ebay.
Published: 04/20/15