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Sales tax hike for transportation moves closer to ballot

TAMPA — A sales tax referendum for transportation projects in Hillsborough County moved closer to reality Wednesday.
Published: 04/22/15
Airport’s blue glass wall helps West Tampa Glass grow

Airport’s blue glass wall helps West Tampa Glass grow

YBOR CITY — A small, local glass company whose work is prominently displayed throughout the state will be constructing one of the most visible elements of Tampa International Airport’s billion-dollar master plan....
Published: 04/22/15
Mosaic worker burned after falling into 170-degree acid

Mosaic worker burned after falling into 170-degree acid

A worker fell into a tank of 170-degree phosphoric acid and sustained thermal burns over much of his body at the Mosaic fertilizer plant in Riverview early Wednesday, officials said.
Published: 04/22/15
FDOT providing $1 million for Tampa streetcar study

FDOT providing $1 million for Tampa streetcar study

The Florida Department of Transportation will provide $1 million to facilitate a feasibility study to extend and modernize Tampa’s downtown streetcar system.
Published: 04/22/15

Preservation board OKs Ybor hotel plan

TAMPA — Plans for a sleek four-star hotel in Ybor City cleared a major hurdle Tuesday as the city’s historic preservation authority in Ybor City approved a design plan for the project....
Published: 04/22/15
Draper says it will pull operations from Tampa area

Draper says it will pull operations from Tampa area

TAMPA — Unable to reach even half of its goal for creating high-paying jobs in the Tampa Bay area, New England-based Draper Laboratory, after seven years, says it is pulling most of its operations out of the area....
Published: 04/21/15
Updated: 04/22/15

Sporting goods, home stores eye Dale Mabry Kmart location

TAMPA — A former, and now dormant, Kmart location near Raymond James Stadium may soon find a new life, with two possible candidates in the running — an Academy Sports sporting goods supercenter, or an At Home home goods site....
Published: 04/21/15

Lilly Pulitzer’s family couldn’t beat the rush at Target

FORT LAUDERDALE — Lilly Pulitzer’s own family couldn’t beat the “Pink Sunday” rush for the brightly colored limited edition collection at Target....
Published: 04/21/15
Why McDonald’s is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

Why McDonald’s is still a powerhouse, despite troubles

NEW YORK — McDonald’s sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won’t end soon.
Published: 04/21/15
Frenzy for Target’s Lilly Pulitzer line moves to Ebay

Frenzy for Target’s Lilly Pulitzer line moves to Ebay

Prices, however, are rising to two or three times the original sticker prices for some items, proving the economic maxim that prices will rise amid steep demand for limited supplies.
Published: 04/20/15
Updated: 04/21/15