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Gas prices send tourism numbers into stratosphere

Gas prices send tourism numbers into stratosphere

Tourism on steroids. That's what a market researcher called the numbers he calculated for summer visits to Hillsborough County.
Published: 12/16/14

Port works to assemble cluster of steel manufacturers

TAMPA — Plans by Port Tampa Bay to transform the now-vacant Port Red Wing into a cluster of steel manufacturing operations took a step closer to fruition Tuesday. The Tampa Port Authority board approved a lease agreement with Tampa Tank Inc. a...
Published: 12/16/14

Study: All-electric cars may not be so green

WASHINGTON — People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming.
Published: 12/15/14
Minority firms welcome Tampa International Airport’s $120 million commitment

Minority firms welcome Tampa International Airport’s $120 million commitment

TAMPA — As work gears up at Tampa International Airport on a massive expansion project expected to take several years, women- and minority-owned businesses will benefit to the tune of at least $120 million in contracts....
Published: 12/15/14

Order by Monday to give Santa enough time

Whatever online retailers or shipping companies promise, Mark Wulfraat says he would not wait past Monday to order a present if it were critical to be there by Christmas.
Published: 12/09/14
Updated: 12/14/14
USF program takes businesses beyond U.S. borders

USF program takes businesses beyond U.S. borders

TAMPA — Chemical Containers Inc. has been in business for 30 years, saturating the Florida market and expanding into the Carolinas and Georgia, even procuring government contracts.
Published: 12/14/14
Bayshore condo is ‘mansion in the sky’

Bayshore condo is ‘mansion in the sky’

TAMPA — Here’s a chance to own a piece of scenic Bayshore Boulevard.
Published: 12/14/14
Finding right home inspector key in spotting future headaches

Finding right home inspector key in spotting future headaches

TAMPA — Dave Mantione’s only regret is that he didn’t hire a home inspector to keep an eye out from the time the foundation to his new home was poured.
Published: 12/14/14
Achievers

Achievers

Premier Eye Care expands to Hawaii
Published: 12/14/14
Longtime Tampa seamstress Helen Cabrera closes shop

Longtime Tampa seamstress Helen Cabrera closes shop

She spent many decades making girls and women happy at her shops on Armenia Avenue. “I've sold a lot of dresses to women for special days,” the 91-year-old says.
Published: 12/13/14