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Ryan Companies earns Deal of Year award
Updated: 9 hours ago

Some doubt ride-sharing has it covered liability-wise

TAMPA — Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing companies tout their services as quicker, cheaper and more convenient ways to get around town.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Mullins: Despite citation risks, Lyft hits Tampa streets

Mullins: Despite citation risks, Lyft hits Tampa streets

Trevor pulled up to Tribune headquarters last Tuesday in a shiny black Honda Fit. But where was the giant pink mustache? How was I to know this was a legit driver for Lyft, and not some secret Russian spy out to kidnap me and a Tribune photographer? ...
Updated: 14 hours ago

Counties on the hook for film incentives

TAMPA — If Hillsborough County is going to reap the benefits of new state tax incentives for the film and television industry, it could come at a cost — as much as $800,000 in county money per production.
Published: 04/19/14
Downtown St. Pete may open up to food trucks

Downtown St. Pete may open up to food trucks

ST. PETERSBURG — Food trucks may abound in Tampa but they have yet to become part of St. Petersburg’s culinary DNA.
Published: 04/19/14
Opening of new Busch Gardens ride delayed

Opening of new Busch Gardens ride delayed

TAMPA — Busch Gardens Tampa on Friday backed off from its previously announced May 1 opening of Falcon’s Fury, a thrill ride featuring a five-second, 60 mph vertical drop, after canceling Tuesday’s Media Day event because of &#x...
Published: 04/18/14
Florida unemployment rate nudges up 0.1%

Florida unemployment rate nudges up 0.1%

Florida’s unemployment rate rose from 6.2 percent in February to 6.3 percent in March, one of 17 states to report an increase, but economists pointed out that could reflect additional workers re-entering the labor market after becoming optimis...
Published: 04/18/14
Bollywood awards are like ‘the Oscars on Steroids’

Bollywood awards are like ‘the Oscars on Steroids’

With all the talk about hotel bookings, ticket sales, and economic impact, the real reason behind the 15th annual Bollywood Oscars has taken a back seat so far.
Published: 04/18/14

Business After Hours

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Continental Wholesale Diamonds, 1715 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa. Join them for free hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail while networking with your fel...
Published: 04/18/14

New Tampa Chamber Connections

New Tampa Chamber of Commerce hosts Chamber Connections after-hours networking at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Cafe Ole, 10020 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa. Members and guests network in a relaxed, social setting and learn more about each other. Appetizers are ...
Published: 04/18/14