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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Tampa area housing sales up 13.3 percent in April

TAMPA — Florida’s housing market had more sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and more new listings in April, compared to a year ago, according to Florida Realtors. Sales increased by 17.9 percent year over year....
Published: 05/21/15
City marks opening of Walmart, bringing jobs to East Tampa

City marks opening of Walmart, bringing jobs to East Tampa

The opening of a new Walmart Supercenter on Hillsborough Avenue sparked a rush for jobs with more than 2,000 people applying for the 300 the new store is creating.
Published: 05/20/15
Updated: 05/21/15
Duke Energy unveils solar power project at USF St. Pete

Duke Energy unveils solar power project at USF St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — Even the Sunshine City gets intermittent clouds.
Published: 05/20/15
Updated: 05/21/15

Ashley Furniture moving into Centro Ybor offices

TAMPA — National furniture chain Ashley Furniture is planning to move into new offices in Ybor City.
Published: 05/20/15

Hillsborough commissioners reject proposed wage theft ordinance

TAMPA — All five Republicans on the Hillsborough County Commission agreed Wednesday that they dislike wage theft but said they don’t want to hire a new county employee to help workers who are cheated out of their pay....
Published: 05/20/15
New federal licenses mean cruises to Cuba may be close

New federal licenses mean cruises to Cuba may be close

TAMPA — It has been less than a month since the U.S. Treasury Department approved the first licenses for ferries to carry Americans to Cuba. The ferry companies have not announced what U.S. ports they’ll use and the Cuban government has...
Published: 05/19/15
Updated: 05/20/15

Business pushes hard for favored Hillsborough environment leader

TAMPA — The search for a new director of Hillsborough County’s Environmental Protection Commission has been clouded by questions since Commissioner Al Higginbotham complained publicly he was the subject of aggressive lobbying on behalf ...
Published: 05/19/15
Updated: 05/20/15

Agency wants PayPal penalized

WASHINGTON — Consumers using PayPal to shop online were unknowingly signed up for credit lines and promised discounts and payment options they never received, according to a complaint filed in federal court by the Consumer Financial Protection...
Published: 05/19/15
Glassdoor ranking of 50 best cities for jobs puts Tampa near middle

Glassdoor ranking of 50 best cities for jobs puts Tampa near middle

A new survey by the workplace rating site Glassdoor ranks Tampa near the middle of the list when it comes to the “Best Cities For Jobs.”
Published: 05/19/15
Tampa delegations exploring trade return from Cuba

Tampa delegations exploring trade return from Cuba

TAMPA — Local leaders travel so often to Havana it’s as if there are no restrictions on visits between the countries.
Published: 05/18/15