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Friday, Mar 06, 2015

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U.S. adds 295,000 jobs; unemployment rate at 5.5%

U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000.
Updated: 35 mins ago
The Hermitage to bring 348 luxury apartments to near Tropicana Field

The Hermitage to bring 348 luxury apartments to near Tropicana Field

ST. PETERSBURG — In a little more than a year, there will be room for about 400 more people to live near downtown’s western edge within walking distance of restaurants, art galleries and Tampa Bay Rays games....
Updated: 1 hour ago
Seminoles mull gambling on new casino hotel in Tampa

Seminoles mull gambling on new casino hotel in Tampa

The airport authority approves the height for a 16-story casino hotel, but tribe officials cautioned that they are very much in the early research phase of planning.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Walt Disney World expanding two popular rides

Walt Disney World expanding two popular rides

It’s no secret to frequent Walt Disney World visitors that Soarin’ at Epcot and Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios have long been the hardest rides to get on. Waits can be as long as two hours during the summer.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Marc Zudar to run Goody Goody brand

Marc Zudar to run Goody Goody brand

TAMPA—Richard Gonzmart is turning to an old friend to run the revived Goody Goody burger brand, Marc Zudar.
Updated: 16 hours ago

Hillsborough moves ahead with law to get back stolen wages

TAMPA — Monica Vargas was making about $200 a week in a Tampa pizza restaurant when her boss quit paying her. At the same time, Vargas’ workload increased as she was forced to host, cook and bus tables in addition to serving. The only m...
Published: 03/04/15
McDonald’s dropping human antibiotics from chicken

McDonald’s dropping human antibiotics from chicken

NEW YORK — McDonald’s says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics commonly used in humans, and milk from cows that are not treated with an artificial growth hormone.
Published: 03/04/15
Renderings offer glimpse at $25 million Amalie Arena upgrades

Renderings offer glimpse at $25 million Amalie Arena upgrades

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced a nearly complete reconstruction of the club level at the Amalie Arena today, including plans to add up to 160 loge seats at the north end, new concession stands, remodeled restrooms and a larger outdoor deck.
Published: 03/04/15

Hillsborough OKs $2.1 million to bring Johnson & Johnson jobs

TAMPA — Hillsborough County commissioners on Wednesday approved giving $2.1 million in incentives to bio-science giant Johnson & Johnson in return for the company creating 700 jobs paying an average wage of $75,000 a year....
Published: 03/04/15

Incentive money just one cost of landing Johnson & Johnson

Tampa’s gain is another city’s pain.
Published: 03/04/15