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Workshop explores Hillsborough transportation improvements

BRANDON — A train of red dots chugged down the columns marked “intersection improvements,” “resurfacing,” and “expanded service” for buses when dozens came out Tuesday night to learn about plans for co...
Published: 03/03/15
FDOT contemplates express bus service, toll lanes for area

FDOT contemplates express bus service, toll lanes for area

TAMPA — While the state moves along with plans to build express toll lanes on area interstates, it is also looking at how to incorporate “premium express bus service” into those lanes.
Published: 03/03/15
HART adding Wi-Fi to Hillsborough buses

HART adding Wi-Fi to Hillsborough buses

TAMPA — Public bus riders will soon be able to update Facebook, watch YouTube videos and even check their email for free. The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority board voted Monday to authorize a contract for nearly $500,000 to retrof...
Published: 03/02/15
Updated: 03/03/15

Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq tops 5,000, approaching record high

NEW YORK — The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet connection was probably still dial-up and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn’t exist.
Published: 03/02/15
Three Tampa-area residents on Forbes billionaire list

Three Tampa-area residents on Forbes billionaire list

Three Tampa Bay area residents are among the 1,826 billionaires on Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s richest people.
Published: 03/02/15
As Wawa, Thorntons multiply cheaper gas prices follow

As Wawa, Thorntons multiply cheaper gas prices follow

TAMPA — The land war between gas station chains Wawa Inc. and Thorntons Inc. continues apace around Tampa Bay, as Wawa just posted a flag in the Wellswood neighborhood of central Tampa — only a few hundred yards from a Thorntons that o...
Published: 03/01/15
Updated: 03/02/15
Water transportation options growing in downtown Tampa

Water transportation options growing in downtown Tampa

TAMPA — Old time Tampa denizens recall a time when downtown turned into a ghost town after 5 p.m.
Published: 03/01/15
Updated: 03/02/15

Hillsborough, Pinellas counties among worst in state for wage theft

TAMPA — Every year thousands of Floridians are cheated, one way or another, out of wages they’ve earned on their jobs.
Published: 03/01/15
Billy Mays’ son creating documentary about father’s life

Billy Mays’ son creating documentary about father’s life

TAMPA — Billy Mays Jr., the television personality known for his boisterous sales pitches, black beard, blue shirt and khaki pants, was just beginning to bond with his son when he died in 2009.
Published: 03/01/15

Clearwater ticket a winner of Fantasy 5 jackpot

TALLAHASSEE – One “Fantasy 5” player has selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $272,984.14.
Published: 03/01/15