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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
Socom seeks app to keep its Blackberry phones trustworthy

Socom seeks app to keep its Blackberry phones trustworthy

The makers of BlackBerry phones have seen revenues fall off as consumers increasingly use other telephones. But there is at least one very high-profile customer right here in Tampa.
Published: 04/20/15
Updated: 04/21/15
Group seeks rehiring of Wal-Mart workers at five closed stores

Group seeks rehiring of Wal-Mart workers at five closed stores

NEW YORK — A union is asking labor regulators to go to court to force Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago.
Published: 04/20/15
Updated: 04/21/15

Selmon express lane change delayed Friday

TAMPA — Reversal of the express lanes on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway will be delayed on Friday for routine maintenance.
Published: 04/20/15