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Hillsborough prepares effort to woo Rays across bay

Hillsborough prepares effort to woo Rays across bay

Hillsborough County officials will begin laying the groundwork next week for discussions with the Tampa Bay Rays about a possible new stadium.
Published: 09/27/14

Tampa equity firm buys St. Pete offices

ST. PETERSBURG — A Tampa real estate equity firm has bought the former Universal Health Care building in downtown St. Petersburg for an undisclosed fee.
Published: 09/27/14

Judge refuses to stop Lyft, Uber in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A state judge has denied a request by New Mexico taxi cab and limousine companies for a temporary restraining order against the ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber.
Published: 09/26/14
Bollywood awards boosted economy but not organizers, lawsuits say

Bollywood awards boosted economy but not organizers, lawsuits say

TAMPA — The Bollywood Oscars spread an estimated $26 million around Tampa in April, an economic boon for the region, but some of the people who helped bring the extravaganza here say they lost millions and are blaming one another in court.
Published: 09/26/14

Winery owner says in ethics complaint Higginbotham worked against him

TAMPA — The owner of a Plant City winery said he has filed an ethics complaint against Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham, accusing the commissioner of lobbying against a rezoning that the winery needed to stay in business....
Published: 09/26/14

PEOPLExpress airlines suspends service until mid-October

TAMPA — PEOPLExpress airlines announced Friday it has suspended service until mid-October, effective immediately.
Published: 09/26/14
Vinik Channel District revamp may move streets

Vinik Channel District revamp may move streets

A master plan for the area near Amalie Arena may include moving streets, which could allow for parks and other recreational facilities.
Published: 09/26/14

Some Tampa flights impacted by Chicago fire

A fire at at a traffic control facility in Chicago has delayed all flights in and out of the city, including several leaving or arriving at Tampa International Airport.
Published: 09/26/14

Tourism conference coming to Tampa in 2015

TAMPA — Hot shots in the Florida travel trade industry will become Tampa tourists next year when they converge on the area for their annual conference.
Published: 09/25/14
Updated: 09/26/14
Tampa companies hope to cash in on drones

Tampa companies hope to cash in on drones

The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized the use of drones for movie and television production.
Published: 09/25/14
Updated: 09/26/14