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U.S. employers add 223,000 jobs; rate falls to 5.3%

U.S. employers add 223,000 jobs; rate falls to 5.3%

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market painted a mixed picture.
Published: 07/02/15

East Coast roofer acquires Roth Bros.

TAMPA — Florida’s largest commercial reroofing and solar contractor is strengthening its presence in the Tampa Bay area, with Advanced Roofing Inc. of Fort Lauderdale acquiring Tampa-based commercial roofer Roth Bros. of Florida Inc....
Published: 07/01/15
Commercial flights to Cuba move closer for Tampa

Commercial flights to Cuba move closer for Tampa

TAMPA — Regular flights on commercial airlines from Tampa International Airport to Cuba have moved a step closer now that the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in one another’s capitals for the first time since diplomatic rela...
Published: 07/01/15

Plant City abuzz with economic growth

PLANT CITY — Economic growth continues to pick up in the Plant City area, with Central Florida Development announcing construction of a second speculative 100,000-square-foot warehouse.
Published: 07/01/15
Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida out of Miss USA, Macy’s dumps Trump

Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida out of Miss USA, Macy’s dumps Trump

NEW YORK – Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy’s department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common today: They’re the latest to distance themselves from Donald Trump following his remarks about Mexi...
Published: 07/01/15
New Hampton Inn, World of Beer coming to West Shore

New Hampton Inn, World of Beer coming to West Shore

TAMPA — Development in downtown Tampa has been getting the lion’s share of attention, but the West Shore Business District is keeping pace.
Published: 06/30/15
Updated: 07/01/15

More overtime? Obama proposes broader coverage

WASHINGTON — They’re called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.
Published: 06/30/15
Vinik’s planner, Jeff Speck, has vision for walkable Tampa

Vinik’s planner, Jeff Speck, has vision for walkable Tampa

TAMPA — There wasn’t a parking space to be found at the Oxford Exchange on Monday night as acclaimed city planner Jeff Speck spoke on changes that would make Tampa a walkable city.
Published: 06/29/15
Updated: 06/30/15

Schueler leaving Tampa Bay Partnership

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Partnership has stepped up the recruiting and vetting of candidates for its chief executive position, but one of the candidates won’t be interim boss John Schueler.
Published: 06/29/15

US stocks notch worst day of year as Greek crisis escalates

NEW YORK (AP) — Fears that Greece's troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year.Investors fled from stocks in Europe and the U.S. and retreated to the sa...
Published: 06/29/15