TBO.com: Tampa Bay Online, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times - breaking news and weather.
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Business News

Safety agency to push for national air bag recall

DETROIT – The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure – and even kill – a driver.
Published: 11/18/14

Port Tampa Bay CEO gets boost in compensation

TAMPA — Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson on Tuesday got a four-year contract extension and a 4.5 percent pay increase. And if he stays for five more years, he’ll get $50,000 each year in deferred compensation....
Published: 11/18/14
All Consuming podcast: The man who invented Christmas

All Consuming podcast: The man who invented Christmas

Tampa Tribune business writer Rich Mullins sits down with co-host Olivia Stacey to talk the latest trends in the consumer landscape. This week, a discussion of Charles Dickens, the book “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” and the business...
Published: 11/17/14

Poynter, Tampa Bay Times continued financial decline in 2013, documents say

The educational nonprofit group that owns The Tampa Bay Times lost $3.5 million in 2013, as the organization brought in fewer donations.
Published: 11/17/14

State fails to deal with invasive plants at Cockroach Bay, critics say

TAMPA — Local conservationists say a new management program for Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park falls short of what’s needed to reverse a growing invasion of exotic plants.
Published: 11/17/14

Air testing shows low levels of strawberry fumigant

TAMPA — When a dozen or so strawberry farmers fumigated their fields recently with a relatively new pesticide, dozens of residents complained that it caused them breathing issues, burning noses and headaches. Air samples collected and analyzed...
Published: 11/17/14

Pesticide poisoning claims in east Hillsborough now in state’s hands

TAMPA — Worried they may have been poisoned by a pesticide used on strawberry fields here, some 63 people from 31 eastern Hillsborough County families laid it all out for state scientists — their medical records, their symptoms, their s...
Published: 11/16/14
Updated: 11/17/14
Gas prices continue to fall

Gas prices continue to fall

Florida gas prices have declined for seven consecutive weeks, due, partially, to the falling price of crude oil, according to AAA- The Auto Club Group.
Published: 11/17/14
1970s Tampa night club king planning bar in St. Pete

1970s Tampa night club king planning bar in St. Pete

TAMPA — Jim Robiconti, once the king of local nightlife, wants back in — and this time, he has his sights on St. Petersburg.
Published: 11/16/14
Updated: 11/17/14
Dickens offers us a reminder this time of year

Dickens offers us a reminder this time of year

Deeply in debt and completely dejected, 31-year-old Charles Dickens looked out at his failing writing career in 1843 and seriously considered giving up.
Published: 11/16/14