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Prosecution of Lyft, Uber drivers going forward in fits and starts

Prosecution of Lyft, Uber drivers going forward in fits and starts

TAMPA — A dropped misdemeanor charge against a Lyft driver is the latest setback for the Hillsborough County agency trying to regulate the upstart ride-sharing industry. ...
Published: 10/21/14
Updated: 10/22/14
Carmel clarifies, switching name from ‘Café’ to ‘Kitchen’

Carmel clarifies, switching name from ‘Café’ to ‘Kitchen’

A funny thing happened when Carmel Café & Wine Bar opened a location near Philadelphia about eight months ago. People started showing up in the morning looking for coffee and doughnuts because of, well, the word “cafe.” ...
Published: 10/22/14

Target offers free shipping on all holiday items

NEW YORK – Target Corp. is offering for the first time free shipping on all items for its online holiday customers, including even $6 lipsticks, as the discounter throws itself in the ring to compete better with the likes of Amazon.
Published: 10/21/14

New York firm hired to push Hillsborough transportation plan

TAMPA — An international consulting firm with a record of success in shepherding transportation tax referendums will try to do the same thing for Hillsborough County.
Published: 10/21/14

Tampa Bay home sales, prices up in September

More Tampa Bay area homes, condominiums and townhouses sold in September and at higher prices than a year ago, following state and national trends.
Published: 10/21/14
St. Pete plans $12.50 minimum wage for city workers

St. Pete plans $12.50 minimum wage for city workers

ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg is planning to introduce a $12.50 per hour minimum wage for all city workers.
Published: 10/21/14

Staples investigating possible data breach

NEW YORK – Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.
Published: 10/21/14
After mom’s petition, ‘Breaking Bad’ dolls off Toys R Us shelves

After mom’s petition, ‘Breaking Bad’ dolls off Toys R Us shelves Video

Dolls based on the drug-dealing characters from TV’s “Breaking Bad” are no longer being sold by Toys R Us stores after a Fort Myers mother sought their removal through an online petition.
Published: 10/21/14
Lay’s Wasabi Ginger chips earn nurse $1 million

Lay’s Wasabi Ginger chips earn nurse $1 million

NEW YORK – America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay’s potato chips.
Published: 10/21/14
Florida Aquarium leaders visit Cuba

Florida Aquarium leaders visit Cuba

Leaders from Tampa's Florida Aquarium visited Cuba over the weekend to discuss a possible research partnership with the island nation's National Aquarium in Havana.
Published: 10/20/14
Updated: 10/21/14