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Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015

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Company leading bid process in Hillsborough a target of Georgia lawsuits

TAMPA — A private company accused of violating the rights of poor, low-level criminal offenders is on the verge of winning a contract to supervise misdemeanor probation in Hillsborough County.
Published: 07/05/15
Funerals with a flair: Directors adapt to new kinds of memorials

Funerals with a flair: Directors adapt to new kinds of memorials

The boxer stands in the corner of the ring, the robe’s hood shadowing his face. The Santa sits, his head bowed, surrounded by Christmas presents. The biker is on his beloved Harley, his hand twisting the throttle.
Published: 07/05/15
Move-in ready million-dollar homes back in local market

Move-in ready million-dollar homes back in local market

TAMPA — It has probably been a decade or so since any local builders were willing to put up their own funds to build $1 million-plus homes with no contract for a buyer.
Published: 07/04/15
Updated: 07/05/15
Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37 billion deal

Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37 billion deal

Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.
Published: 07/03/15
Wanted in Pasco: Tourists with canine companions

Wanted in Pasco: Tourists with canine companions

NEW PORT RICHEY — “Pet friendly” carries a lot more weight with tourists these days as they make vacation plans to include four-legged friends who are considered family members.
Published: 07/03/15
Democrats Scott, Frank enter Hillsborough County races

Democrats Scott, Frank enter Hillsborough County races

TAMPA — Two well-known Democratic politicians filed to run for Hillsborough County offices today, setting up hotly contested battles in the August 2016 Democratic primary.
Published: 07/02/15
Updated: 07/03/15
Parking rates to rise at Tampa’s airport on Oct. 1

Parking rates to rise at Tampa’s airport on Oct. 1

Depending on whether a customer uses the pricier valet services or the economy lot, the maximum daily rate will go up anywhere from $1 to $5. Parking for less than an hour in the short term lot will still be free.
Published: 07/02/15
Updated: 07/03/15
BP settlement over oil spill to net Florida $3.25 billion

BP settlement over oil spill to net Florida $3.25 billion

TAMPA — BP will pay Florida $3.25 billion over the next several years as part of a landmark settlement over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill that scarred the Gulf of Mexico and scared tourists away from beaches from Texas to Key West.
Published: 07/02/15
Winn-Dixie shoppers can shop to support Wounded Warriors on Saturday

Winn-Dixie shoppers can shop to support Wounded Warriors on Saturday

Shopping for your holiday picnic supplies on Saturday, July 4 will yield more than just burgers and buns when you spend your grocery dollars at Tampa Bay area Winn-Dixie stores.
Published: 07/02/15
U.S. employers add 223,000 jobs; rate falls to 5.3%

U.S. employers add 223,000 jobs; rate falls to 5.3%

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market painted a mixed picture.
Published: 07/02/15