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Festivals boosted Tampa area tourism

TAMPA — Local festivals likely helped boost Tampa area tourism numbers by 16 percent in the first quarter of 2015.
Published: 04/23/15
ESPN: Verizon’s new FiOS packages violate agreements

ESPN: Verizon’s new FiOS packages violate agreements

NEW YORK – Breaking up the cable TV bundle won’t be easy.
Published: 04/23/15
Princess Ulele makes her debut at namesake restaurant

Princess Ulele makes her debut at namesake restaurant

The princess is back.
Published: 04/22/15
Tampa area housing sales take off in March

Tampa area housing sales take off in March

TAMPA — The March housing report released a burst of sunshine Wednesday with the news that homes sales were up 27.3 percent in the Tampa region over the same month last year.
Published: 04/22/15

Sales tax hike for transportation moves closer to ballot

TAMPA — A sales tax referendum for transportation projects in Hillsborough County moved closer to reality Wednesday.
Published: 04/22/15
Airport’s blue glass wall helps West Tampa Glass grow

Airport’s blue glass wall helps West Tampa Glass grow

YBOR CITY — A small, local glass company whose work is prominently displayed throughout the state will be constructing one of the most visible elements of Tampa International Airport’s billion-dollar master plan....
Published: 04/22/15
Mosaic worker burned after falling into 170-degree acid

Mosaic worker burned after falling into 170-degree acid

A worker fell into a tank of 170-degree phosphoric acid and sustained thermal burns over much of his body at the Mosaic fertilizer plant in Riverview early Wednesday, officials said.
Published: 04/22/15
FDOT providing $1 million for Tampa streetcar study

FDOT providing $1 million for Tampa streetcar study

The Florida Department of Transportation will provide $1 million to facilitate a feasibility study to extend and modernize Tampa’s downtown streetcar system.
Published: 04/22/15

Preservation board OKs Ybor hotel plan

TAMPA — Plans for a sleek four-star hotel in Ybor City cleared a major hurdle Tuesday as the city’s historic preservation authority in Ybor City approved a design plan for the project....
Published: 04/22/15
Draper says it will pull operations from Tampa area

Draper says it will pull operations from Tampa area

TAMPA — Unable to reach even half of its goal for creating high-paying jobs in the Tampa Bay area, New England-based Draper Laboratory, after seven years, says it is pulling most of its operations out of the area....
Published: 04/21/15
Updated: 04/22/15