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Veterans welcome quicker OK for concealed weapons permits

TAMPA — Florida’s agriculture commissioner has ordered faster processing of concealed weapons permits for members of the military and veterans — a reaction to the five murders at military recruiting centers in Chattanooga.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tribune sells downtown building, seeks new offices

Tribune sells downtown building, seeks new offices

TAMPA — A South Florida developer has closed on a deal to purchase the headquarters of The Tampa Tribune, paving the way for development of a 400-unit residential complex on the west bank of the Hillsborough River.
Updated: 9 hours ago

Recovery, promotions boost Hillsborough tourism

TAMPA — There’s much to celebrate for the thousands of people who book conventions and hotel rooms, promote fishing and local attractions, and plan beach weddings.
Published: 07/30/15
Allegiant executives were flying plane that ran low on fuel

Allegiant executives were flying plane that ran low on fuel

Two executives with pilot licenses were flying the Allegiant Air jet that made an emergency landing at a closed airport because it nearly ran out of fuel.
Published: 07/30/15

Hillsborough will save BP money for next year

TAMPA — A move to strengthen Hillsborough County’s conservation lands program with BP oil spill settlement money was turned back by county commissioners Wednesday.
Published: 07/30/15

U.S. economy posts solid 2.3% growth rate in second quarter

WASHINGTON — After a harsh winter, the U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade.
Published: 07/30/15
Better economy has smokers buying more cigarettes

Better economy has smokers buying more cigarettes

NEW YORK — A better economy is helping sell more Marlboros and Camels, even as prices climb. That brought higher profits for their makers in the second quarter.
Published: 07/30/15
TECO installing giant solar power array at Tampa International Airport

TECO installing giant solar power array at Tampa International Airport

The 7,000 panels will perch atop 130 columns across the rooftop and are expected to collect enough sunshine to produce two megawatts of electricity. That's enough to power 250 homes on an average day.
Published: 07/29/15
Updated: 07/30/15
Latest plan to improve area around USF: an Innovation District

Latest plan to improve area around USF: an Innovation District

After years of talk, Hillsborough County leaders say they’re ready to start creating an “Innovation District” in the downtrodden but economically promising area around the University of South Florida.
Published: 07/29/15
Updated: 07/30/15
Thousands of customers flood opening of Bass Pro Shops in Brandon

Thousands of customers flood opening of Bass Pro Shops in Brandon

BRANDON — He’s not due to arrive until November, but Greg Rollins’ first grandson already has some Bass Pro gear.
Published: 07/29/15