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Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37 billion deal

Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37 billion deal

Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Wanted in Pasco: Tourists with canine companions

Wanted in Pasco: Tourists with canine companions

NEW PORT RICHEY — “Pet friendly” carries a lot more weight with tourists these days as they make vacation plans to include four-legged friends who are considered family members.
Published: 07/03/15
Democrats Scott, Frank enter Hillsborough County races

Democrats Scott, Frank enter Hillsborough County races

TAMPA — Two well-known Democratic politicians filed to run for Hillsborough County offices today, setting up hotly contested battles in the August 2016 Democratic primary.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Parking rates to rise at Tampa’s airport on Oct. 1

Parking rates to rise at Tampa’s airport on Oct. 1

Depending on whether a customer uses the pricier valet services or the economy lot, the maximum daily rate will go up anywhere from $1 to $5. Parking for less than an hour in the short term lot will still be free.
Updated: 5 hours ago
BP settlement over oil spill to net Florida $3.25 billion

BP settlement over oil spill to net Florida $3.25 billion

TAMPA — BP will pay Florida $3.25 billion over the next several years as part of a landmark settlement over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill that scarred the Gulf of Mexico and scared tourists away from beaches from Texas to Key West.
Published: 07/02/15
Winn-Dixie shoppers can shop to support Wounded Warriors on Saturday

Winn-Dixie shoppers can shop to support Wounded Warriors on Saturday

Shopping for your holiday picnic supplies on Saturday, July 4 will yield more than just burgers and buns when you spend your grocery dollars at Tampa Bay area Winn-Dixie stores.
Published: 07/02/15
U.S. employers add 223,000 jobs; rate falls to 5.3%

U.S. employers add 223,000 jobs; rate falls to 5.3%

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market painted a mixed picture.
Published: 07/02/15

East Coast roofer acquires Roth Bros.

TAMPA — Florida’s largest commercial reroofing and solar contractor is strengthening its presence in the Tampa Bay area, with Advanced Roofing Inc. of Fort Lauderdale acquiring Tampa-based commercial roofer Roth Bros. of Florida Inc....
Published: 07/01/15
Commercial flights to Cuba move closer for Tampa

Commercial flights to Cuba move closer for Tampa

TAMPA — Regular flights on commercial airlines from Tampa International Airport to Cuba have moved a step closer now that the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in one another’s capitals for the first time since diplomatic rela...
Published: 07/01/15

Plant City abuzz with economic growth

PLANT CITY — Economic growth continues to pick up in the Plant City area, with Central Florida Development announcing construction of a second speculative 100,000-square-foot warehouse.
Published: 07/01/15