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Florida State Fair board nixes amateur sports village project

TAMPA — The Florida State Fair could make more money in five years on a floating sign shaped like a giant rubber ducky than it could make on a lackluster development plan that would tie up a chunk of its property for years, Agricultural Commis...
Updated: 13 hours ago

ATM fees keep climbing, survey says

LOS ANGELES — The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank went up 5 percent over the past year.
Updated: 17 hours ago
University launches beer-making program

University launches beer-making program

DETROIT — Colleges and beer have a long shared history. A university in Michigan is taking that partnership to a new level with the creation of a program to train and certify experts in “fermentation science.”...
Published: 09/28/14
iPhone 6 brings new way to buy

iPhone 6 brings new way to buy

There’s a very high likelihood that people will either absolutely love or absolutely hate using smartphones to make mobile payments.
Published: 09/28/14
Mosaic near mining out Hillsborough

Mosaic near mining out Hillsborough

Mosaic’s monstrous draglines will be excavating phosphate from Hillsborough County’s rural landscape for only five to seven more years.
Published: 09/28/14
Clearwater’s new Whole Foods taps growing market for ‘natural’

Clearwater’s new Whole Foods taps growing market for ‘natural’

ST. PETERSBURG — When grocers like Rollin’ Oats Market & Café opened in the Tampa Bay area two decades ago, natural food stores were viewed as an oddity by many mainstream shoppers.
Published: 09/27/14
Indian beauty pageant coming to Tampa

Indian beauty pageant coming to Tampa

TAMPA — Two members of the city’s Indian community hope to build on the success of the Bollywood awards in Tampa by bringing an international Indian beauty pageant here.
Published: 09/27/14
Hillsborough prepares effort to woo Rays across bay

Hillsborough prepares effort to woo Rays across bay

Hillsborough County officials will begin laying the groundwork next week for discussions with the Tampa Bay Rays about a possible new stadium.
Published: 09/27/14

Tampa equity firm buys St. Pete offices

ST. PETERSBURG — A Tampa real estate equity firm has bought the former Universal Health Care building in downtown St. Petersburg for an undisclosed fee.
Published: 09/27/14

Judge refuses to stop Lyft, Uber in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A state judge has denied a request by New Mexico taxi cab and limousine companies for a temporary restraining order against the ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber.
Published: 09/26/14