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Thanksgiving travel to be busiest since 2007

Thanksgiving travel to be busiest since 2007

In Florida, an estimated 2.3 million total travelers will head out next Wednesday through Sunday - more than 2 million of them in cars and another 172,500 in the air.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Shoppers should do homework before Black Friday

Shoppers should do homework before Black Friday

NEW YORK — Brace yourself for the Black Friday shopping bonanza.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Home sales, prices rise in Florida

Rising home sales with higher price tags top the news for Florida’s October housing report, making this the 35th month in a row that statewide median sale prices have increased for houses, town homes and condos.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Tampa International Airport breaks ground on $1 billion expansion

Tampa International Airport breaks ground on $1 billion expansion

TAMPA — A well-tilled box of soil took center stage atop the economy parking lot at Tampa International Airport Thursday as aviation officials, politicians and local economic gurus celebrated the largest expansion in the airport’s histo...
Updated: 20 hours ago
Pinellas tourist agency limits its stadium funding

Pinellas tourist agency limits its stadium funding

The tourism board set new spending caps on sports stadiums, aquariums and other capital projects aimed at drawing visitors after a lengthy debate driven by St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman.
Published: 11/20/14

Labor violations put strawberry farms in feds’ crosshairs

TAMPA — Federal farm labor law violations continue to sully the reputation of this county’s most lucrative crop — strawberries.
Published: 11/19/14
Updated: 11/20/14
JetBlue to add bag fees on cheapest tickets

JetBlue to add bag fees on cheapest tickets

JetBlue will add bag fees and squeeze seats a bit closer together as it tries to boost profit.
Published: 11/19/14

Autopsy: Orlando woman died from air bag injuries

An Orlando woman died from injuries to her neck and head caused by a car collision and an exploding air bag, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday.
Published: 11/19/14

Safety agency to push for national air bag recall

DETROIT – The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure – and even kill – a driver.
Published: 11/18/14

Port Tampa Bay CEO gets boost in compensation

TAMPA — Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson on Tuesday got a four-year contract extension and a 4.5 percent pay increase. And if he stays for five more years, he’ll get $50,000 each year in deferred compensation....
Published: 11/18/14