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Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

NEW YORK – Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks.
Published: 09/12/14
CycleHop’s bike-share coasts toward grand opening in Tampa

CycleHop’s bike-share coasts toward grand opening in Tampa

TAMPA — For those who don’t own bicycles but wouldn’t mind pedaling around downtown: Your ride’s here.
Published: 09/11/14
Lyft now offering SUVs in Tampa area

Lyft now offering SUVs in Tampa area

Undaunted by threats and tickets and criminal charges against drivers, the ride-sharing company Lyft has just launched a new SUV ride service in the Tampa Bay area called Lyft Plus.
Published: 09/11/14

Vinik’s plans for high-end hotel/condos in Channel District get early OK

TAMPA — If built as planned, the hotel and condo that Jeff Vinik hopes to build in the Channel District would significantly raise the bar in town for condos and hotels for one major reason: The business model for such projects call for ultra-l...
Published: 09/11/14
Customer data breach likely won’t doom Home Depot

Customer data breach likely won’t doom Home Depot

NEW YORK — Home Depot’s data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
Published: 09/11/14

Hillsborough committee approves $200,000 in innovation grants

TAMPA — Hillsborough County’s tech initiative funding program is gaining momentum.
Published: 09/11/14
Oil company ready for the bright lights as Amalie Arena

Oil company ready for the bright lights as Amalie Arena

TAMPA — The Barkett brothers look forward to having their name up in lights. Not the name Barkett, but their company’s name, Amalie Oil.
Published: 09/10/14
Updated: 09/11/14
Commissioner Beckner sues former business partner

Commissioner Beckner sues former business partner

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner filed a lawsuit last week accusing his former business partner at Ameriprise Financial Inc. of breach of contract.
Published: 09/10/14
Dollar General chain dukes it out for rival

Dollar General chain dukes it out for rival

Dollar General is going hostile with its $9.1 billion bid for Family Dollar after its rival repeatedly rejected previous offers.
Published: 09/10/14

Tampa metro area foreclosures fall 14 percent

The foreclosure rate in Florida remains well above the national rate, having actually increased 24 percent in August over a year ago, according to RealtyTrac, which compiles national housing data. One in every 400 houses had some form of foreclosure ...
Published: 09/10/14