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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

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Tampa chamber kicks off education initiative

TAMPA — For years, businesses have complained about the difficulty of finding well-trained interns ready to get some hands-on job experience. At the same time, universities have bemoaned the fact that they have trouble placing their talented s...
Published: 08/26/14
Verizon will carry SEC Network starting Thursday

Verizon will carry SEC Network starting Thursday

TAMPA — A lonely holdout in the Tampa Bay area, Verizon has now cut a deal to carry the SEC Network, just days before college football broadcasts are scheduled to begin.
Published: 08/26/14
Burger King may purchase Tim Hortons, move to Canada

Burger King may purchase Tim Hortons, move to Canada

MIAMI — Burger King is in talks to buy doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create a new holding company headquartered in Canada, a move that could shave its tax bill.
Published: 08/25/14
Citrus blight tightens grip on Florida growers

Citrus blight tightens grip on Florida growers

Citrus greening, the insidious disease that is laying waste to Florida's signature agricultural industry, marches on with insect soldiers the size of a freckle that pass the lethal bacteria from tree to tree.
Published: 08/24/14
Updated: 08/25/14
Huge solar grid will keep beer cold for St. Pete warehouse

Huge solar grid will keep beer cold for St. Pete warehouse

To keep down electricity costs, the state's largest solar grid will power a 246,000-square-foot warehouse for Great Bay Distributors.
Published: 08/24/14
Updated: 08/25/14
Work begins on Bexley Ranch

Work begins on Bexley Ranch

LAND O’ LAKES — Anyone who’s driven on State Road 54 past the Suncoast Parkway lately can’t help noticing all the construction going on in the northeast quadrant of the interchange.
Published: 08/24/14
Port Tampa Bay faces ‘silver tsunami’ of graying tradespeople

Port Tampa Bay faces ‘silver tsunami’ of graying tradespeople

TAMPA — Ripples of sizzling summer heat dance between the hulking steel underbelly of the ship and the broad black dry dock cradling it just off Channelside Drive.
Published: 08/24/14
Most advertisers keep up with ever-changing family roles

Most advertisers keep up with ever-changing family roles

Though I’m shopping for a fancy new refrigerator, I may have just crossed LG off my list — forever — because LG apparently believes dDads are too stupid to even feed themselves, much less open a refrigerator door....
Published: 08/24/14
Legendary fitness gym, home to Hulks, closes its doors

Legendary fitness gym, home to Hulks, closes its doors

At the height of his professional wrestling career, Hulk Hogan may have had the most famous arms on the planet.
Published: 08/24/14
New business model may be something that floats your boat

New business model may be something that floats your boat

TAMPA — Not everybody in Tampa Bay has a boat, and that’s a shame because this part of the world is rich with water. Rivers and lakes beckon, along with estuaries, ponds and bays. There’s the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of...
Published: 08/24/14