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St. Pete nears OK of Uber, Lyft ride-share services

St. Pete nears OK of Uber, Lyft ride-share services

Like Hillsborough County, St. Petersburg has fined drivers working for ride-sharing services Uber or Lyft for operating as unlicensed taxi services. But now, St. Petersburg may be about to roll out the welcome mat to the upstart companies.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Lawmakers target Duke Energy billing practices

Lawmakers target Duke Energy billing practices

LARGO — State lawmakers promised a series of new regulations Tuesday to curb Duke Energy’s controversial billing practices and make the utility more accountable to its Florida customers.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Tampa needs better transit system to compete, official says

TAMPA — The county’s transportation planning guru found himself in a rather awkward position during a recent flight — explaining to a young Boston couple that their plans to visit here with no rental car might crash head-on into ...
Updated: 2 hours ago

LabTech to create 100 new Tampa jobs

LabTech Software is expanding in Tampa, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2016, the governors office announced Tuesday.
Updated: 13 hours ago
NFL objects, but FCC votes to end blackout policy

NFL objects, but FCC votes to end blackout policy

For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven’t sold out from being televised in the local market. Well, you can’t blame the government anymore.
Updated: 16 hours ago
TECO plans its largest solar project — at Tampa International Airport

TECO plans its largest solar project — at Tampa International Airport

Tampa Electric Co. will soon install a massive, 2-megawatt solar-power generating array atop one of Tampa International Airport’s major parking garages, marking the power company’s largest-ever renewable energy project....
Updated: 16 hours ago
Transition complete with installation of Amalie Arena sign

Transition complete with installation of Amalie Arena sign

Workers today are putting the final touches on the transition of the Tampa Bay Times Forum to Amalie Arena.
Updated: 22 hours ago
First package shipped from Amazon warehouse in Ruskin

First package shipped from Amazon warehouse in Ruskin

The first item into the new Amazon warehouse in Ruskin last week is now the first one to ship out, an “Anna” doll from the Disney movie “Frozen,” shipped to an unnamed customer in New York.
Updated: 22 hours ago

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...
Published: 09/29/14

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.
Published: 09/29/14