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HSN reports 10 percent sales growth in fourth quarter

HSN reports 10 percent sales growth in fourth quarter

Television, online and catalog retailer HSN Inc. racked up another quarter of fast-improving financial results, selling more electronics, home design goods and kitchen gear.
Published: 02/26/15
Davidoff of Geneva plans cigar store in Tampa

Davidoff of Geneva plans cigar store in Tampa

TAMPA — Many cigar stores now feature a walk-in humidor closet that keeps their premium selection fresh. Soon, Tampa will have an ultra-high-end cigar store where the entire store is a humidor.
Published: 02/26/15

One counsel will represent aviation authority, airport CEO

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority board agreed during a workshop Thursday to maintain just one general counsel to represent both the board and the Tampa International Airport CEO.
Published: 02/26/15
Johnson & Johnson could bring 700 jobs to Tampa area

Johnson & Johnson could bring 700 jobs to Tampa area

State and Hillsborough County officials are working on a taxpayer-funded incentive package aimed at luring the pharmaceutical and consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson to add upwards of 700 jobs here that would pay an average annual wage of at least $75,000.
Published: 02/26/15

Florida hits record exports in 2014

TAMPA — Merchandise exports from Florida in 2014 hit $58.6 billion in 2014, helping push the U.S. past previous export records. It was one of 26 states to achieve record highs in exports.
Published: 02/26/15

Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

WASHINGTON — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies today, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to pr...
Published: 02/26/15

USF small business center offers entrepreneurship certificate program

TAMPA — The University of South Florida’s Small Business Development Center is teaming up again with USF Connect to host a six-part series on the basics of starting a business.
Published: 02/25/15
Updated: 02/26/15
Downtown Tampa pizza maker expanding to Orlando

Downtown Tampa pizza maker expanding to Orlando

TAMPA ­— The smell of warm garlic, pizza dough and tomato sauce wafts throughout the petite Bavaro’s pizza restaurant in downtown Tampa, often drawing a full-house crowd....
Published: 02/25/15
Animal Coalition, burned out of home, needs a new one again

Animal Coalition, burned out of home, needs a new one again

The Animal Coalition of Tampa, which was forced out of its clinic last year by an arson fire, is again looking for a home. The reduced-fee spay and neuter clinic has been operating for 10 months from a rented building at 1719 W. Lemon St. since an April 19 fire that killed three pet cats.
Published: 02/25/15
Passengers, crew stranded by fog flood Channelside restaurants

Passengers, crew stranded by fog flood Channelside restaurants

Restaurants and attractions in the Channel District have a message for anyone whose cruise ship is stranded by fog in Tampa: Have some guacamole and come see the shark tank.
Published: 02/25/15