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Thursday, Mar 05, 2015

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Hillsborough moves ahead with law to get back stolen wages

TAMPA — Monica Vargas was making about $200 a week in a Tampa pizza restaurant when her boss quit paying her. At the same time, Vargas’ workload increased as she was forced to host, cook and bus tables in addition to serving. The only m...
Updated: 6 hours ago
McDonald’s dropping human antibiotics from chicken

McDonald’s dropping human antibiotics from chicken

NEW YORK — McDonald’s says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics commonly used in humans, and milk from cows that are not treated with an artificial growth hormone.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Renderings offer glimpse at $25 million Amalie Arena upgrades

Renderings offer glimpse at $25 million Amalie Arena upgrades

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced a nearly complete reconstruction of the club level at the Amalie Arena today, including plans to add up to 160 loge seats at the north end, new concession stands, remodeled restrooms and a larger outdoor deck.
Updated: 12 hours ago

Hillsborough OKs $2.1 million to bring Johnson & Johnson jobs

TAMPA — Hillsborough County commissioners on Wednesday approved giving $2.1 million in incentives to bio-science giant Johnson & Johnson in return for the company creating 700 jobs paying an average wage of $75,000 a year....
Updated: 14 hours ago

Incentive money just one cost of landing Johnson & Johnson

Tampa’s gain is another city’s pain.
Updated: 18 hours ago

JetBlue opens new training facility in Orlando

ORLANDO — JetBlue Airways has opened a lodge at its Orlando support center.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Ybor City native had fleeting fame in pre-Castro Cuba

Ybor City native had fleeting fame in pre-Castro Cuba

TAMPA — When Tampa comedian Jack Espinosa and Nat King Cole were booked on the same Cuban television show in the 1950s, Espinosa was the headliner.
Published: 03/04/15
In reversal of fortune, record year expected for Gasparilla film fest

In reversal of fortune, record year expected for Gasparilla film fest

TAMPA — Six months ago, the ninth annual Gasparilla International Film Festival was in peril.
Published: 03/03/15

Workshop explores Hillsborough transportation improvements

BRANDON — A train of red dots chugged down the columns marked “intersection improvements,” “resurfacing,” and “expanded service” for buses when dozens came out Tuesday night to learn about plans for co...
Published: 03/03/15
FDOT contemplates express bus service, toll lanes for area

FDOT contemplates express bus service, toll lanes for area

TAMPA — While the state moves along with plans to build express toll lanes on area interstates, it is also looking at how to incorporate “premium express bus service” into those lanes.
Published: 03/03/15