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Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

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OSHA fines Duke Energy $90,000 in employee’s death

OSHA fines Duke Energy $90,000 in employee’s death

REDDICK — Federal officials have fined Duke Energy Florida Inc. $90,000 in the death of an employee electrocuted at a Marion County substation.
Published: 04/18/15
Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose

Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose

NEW YORK — Verizon is giving its customers more control over the channels they pay for as the cacophony of cord cutting reshapes cable TV.
Published: 04/17/15

Tampa area unemployment rate falls

TAMPA — The unemployment rate for most of the Tampa Bay area was down again, if slightly, in March and continues to outpace the state.
Published: 04/17/15
Tribune fields offers for downtown property

Tribune fields offers for downtown property

Owners of The Tampa Tribune confirmed Friday they are exploring a sale of the newspaper’s downtown headquarters on the Hillsborough River.
Published: 04/17/15

Fredericks of Hollywood goes online only

TAMPA — Racy lingerie retailer Frederick’s of Hollywood is stripping down to just its website, and exiting the physical retail store business entirely....
Published: 04/17/15
Dining experience going digital

Dining experience going digital

Tribune business writer Rich Mullins and TBO’s Olivia Stacey discuss the latest trend among restaurants: Table-top tablets for ordering, playing games and paying for your bill. Whether it’s a good thing depends on your point of view.
Published: 04/17/15

Hillsborough launches new online services center

TAMPA — The hip dude with the black leather jacket is driving a Chevy, not a Lincoln, but he’s doing a decent-enough imitation of Matthew McConaughey....
Published: 04/16/15
Wal-Mart meeting with workers from closed Brandon store

Wal-Mart meeting with workers from closed Brandon store

BRANDON — Managers with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. held meetings Thursday morning for hundreds of workers who will lose their jobs after the company abruptly shuttered a Brandon store — and at least four other stores nationwide — for s...
Published: 04/16/15
Kicking dog draws $5,000 fine for ex-CEO of Trop concessionaire

Kicking dog draws $5,000 fine for ex-CEO of Trop concessionaire

The former CEO of a company that provides food service for Tropicana Field, the Florida State Fairgrounds and other venues has been fined $5,000 by a judge, 10 months after a viral video showed him kicking a dog in an Vancouver elevator.
Published: 04/16/15
Workers protest low wages in Tampa area

Workers protest low wages in Tampa area

Shouting slogans like “Stand Up, Fight Back,” hundreds throughout the Tampa area, representing low-wage employees from fast food workers to adjunct professors, took to the streets Wednesday calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage, regular work hours and respect.
Published: 04/15/15
Updated: 04/16/15