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Upscale SkyHouse tower on the rise in downtown Tampa

Upscale SkyHouse tower on the rise in downtown Tampa Video

TAMPA — Construction project manager Carl Giovenco carefully walks atop a freshly laid concrete pad that forms the top, 23rd floor of the SkyHouse tower as welders and steelworkers form a frenzy of buzzing and pounding all around — seemin...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Protesters skewer Duke Energy over rates, billing, politics, policies

Protesters skewer Duke Energy over rates, billing, politics, policies

ST. PETERSBURG — Dozens of people gathered in downtown Williams Park for a “pitchfork” protest Wednesday aimed at utility giant Duke Energy, whose headquarters is across the street.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Nordstrom Rack opening Clearwater location next fall

Nordstrom Rack opening Clearwater location next fall

Nordstrom Rack will open its third location in the Tampa Bay region next year when it moves into the former Sears Auto Center at Westfield Countryside Mall in Clearwater.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Fed keeps rate at record low, ends bond buying

Fed keeps rate at record low, ends bond buying

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low to support a U.S. job market that’s improving but still isn’t fully healthy and to help boost unusually low inflation. As expected, it’s al...
Updated: 18 hours ago
Developer resurrects Gandy project on Tampa Bay

Developer resurrects Gandy project on Tampa Bay

TAMPA — A grand development vision for more than 50 acres on Tampa Bay, like so many other land projects, flat-lined as the Great Recession put a strangle-hold on Florida real estate.
Updated: 18 hours ago
St. Lawrence in Tampa helping found church in Cuba

St. Lawrence in Tampa helping found church in Cuba

St. Lawrence in Tampa is raising funds for Cuba's first Catholic church since the island nation embraced Communism in 1959.
Updated: 21 hours ago
Gas prices below $3 in Tampa area, and still dropping

Gas prices below $3 in Tampa area, and still dropping

April's price peak of $3.70 is a distant memory. The main cause is the falling price of oil, mostly due to a swelling of supplies from U.S. oil fields made possible by new drilling technologies.
Published: 10/28/14
Updated: 10/29/14

AT&T misled customers about data use, FTC says

WASHINGTON — AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut by the company — slowing their ability to open web pages or...
Published: 10/28/14

Deadline to apply for Innovation funds is Friday

The deadline is Friday to apply for the latest round of funds from the Hillsborough County Economic Development Innovation Initiative. EDI2 supports technology start-up efforts in the community.
Published: 10/28/14

St. Pete Trader Joe’s to open in February

ST. PETERSBURG - Shoppers anxiously awaiting the opening of the city’s first Trader Joe’s grocery store can mark their calendars for Feb. 13.
Published: 10/28/14