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Port of Tampa leaders unsure how strongly to pursue Cuba ties

Port of Tampa leaders unsure how strongly to pursue Cuba ties

Those excited over the prospect that Cuba and Tampa will reconnect through business are concerned that officials running the region’s biggest economic engine are idling instead of jetting to Cuba to lay the groundwork for trade.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Theme parks find upgrading aging coasters brings fresh excitement for less

Theme parks find upgrading aging coasters brings fresh excitement for less

By JOHN SEEWER
Published: 05/24/15
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Holland & Knight lawyers make Chambers guide
Published: 05/24/15
Cannes site of distribution deal for Tampa film ‘Infiltrator’

Cannes site of distribution deal for Tampa film ‘Infiltrator’

TAMPA — Rights to distribute “The Infiltrator,” the major motion picture filmed partially in Tampa and starring Bryan Cranston, were acquired by a company new to the business during the Cannes Film Festival this week in France.
Published: 05/22/15

Florida jobless rate drops slightly in April

The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent in April, compared with 5.7 percent in March and 6.4 percent in April 2014. Florida added 24,500 jobs last month according to figures released Friday by the Department of Economic Opportuni...
Published: 05/22/15
Ashley Furniture’s e-commerce headquarters moving to Ybor

Ashley Furniture’s e-commerce headquarters moving to Ybor

YBOR CITY — Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. officially announced Thursday that it will locate its global e-commerce headquarters, a training center and other administrative offices in Centro Ybor later this year....
Published: 05/21/15
Hillsborough picks business favorite as environmental leader

Hillsborough picks business favorite as environmental leader

TAMPA — Janet Dougherty, a businesswoman and favorite of the development community, will be the next director of the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission. ...
Published: 05/21/15

Tampa area housing sales up 13.3 percent in April

TAMPA — Florida’s housing market had more sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and more new listings in April, compared to a year ago, according to Florida Realtors. Sales increased by 17.9 percent year over year....
Published: 05/21/15
City marks opening of Walmart, bringing jobs to East Tampa

City marks opening of Walmart, bringing jobs to East Tampa

The opening of a new Walmart Supercenter on Hillsborough Avenue sparked a rush for jobs with more than 2,000 people applying for the 300 the new store is creating.
Published: 05/20/15
Updated: 05/21/15
Duke Energy unveils solar power project at USF St. Pete

Duke Energy unveils solar power project at USF St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — Even the Sunshine City gets intermittent clouds.
Published: 05/20/15
Updated: 05/21/15