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Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014

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Source: U.S. probe links N. Korea to Sony hacking

WASHINGTON – Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that expose...
Updated: 18 mins ago

Vinik plan requires public infrastructure money

TAMPA — The revitalization of Channelside will not come free for taxpayers.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Silver Airways sets Bahamas route

Silver Airways sets Bahamas route

TAMPA — Wedding planners wanted it. So did fishermen and the yachting community. So, Tampa International Airport got it — its first direct flight to the Bahamas.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Vinik’s plans include more than $1 billion in construction

TAMPA — Jeff Vinik isn’t just developing some new buildings in the Channel District. He’s remaking an entire area of downtown into a new neighborhood, and nearly building a second skyline for Tampa’s urban identity.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Website ranks Ulele among top U.S. restaurants

Website ranks Ulele among top U.S. restaurants

The Ulele restaurant has only been open since August, but it’s already gained a national reputation.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Vinik to unveil plans today for Tampa's Channel District

Vinik to unveil plans today for Tampa's Channel District

Jeff Vinik’s sweeping plan for the waterfront downtown came into a bit more focus Tuesday as he won control of a slew of parking lots and garages adjacent to the cruise ship terminals and a lot to the long-struggling Channelside Bay Plaza.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Gas prices send tourism numbers into stratosphere

Gas prices send tourism numbers into stratosphere

Tourism on steroids. That's what a market researcher called the numbers he calculated for summer visits to Hillsborough County.
Published: 12/16/14

Port works to assemble cluster of steel manufacturers

TAMPA — Plans by Port Tampa Bay to transform the now-vacant Port Red Wing into a cluster of steel manufacturing operations took a step closer to fruition Tuesday. The Tampa Port Authority board approved a lease agreement with Tampa Tank Inc. a...
Published: 12/16/14

Study: All-electric cars may not be so green

WASHINGTON — People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming.
Published: 12/15/14
Minority firms welcome Tampa International Airport’s $120 million commitment

Minority firms welcome Tampa International Airport’s $120 million commitment

TAMPA — As work gears up at Tampa International Airport on a massive expansion project expected to take several years, women- and minority-owned businesses will benefit to the tune of at least $120 million in contracts....
Published: 12/15/14