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Time Warner investigates Internet outage; Bright House affected

Time Warner investigates Internet outage; Bright House affected

NEW YORK – Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.
Published: 08/27/14

Rays concessionaire CEO draws ire after kicking dog

The chief executive of the company that handles concessions at Tropicana Field and dozens of North American stadiums said he was ashamed and remorseful after surveillance video of him kicking a friend’s dog went public.
Published: 08/27/14
Video games come of age as spectator sport

Video games come of age as spectator sport

NEW YORK – Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play “Pac-Man.” And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like ...
Published: 08/27/14
Tampa festival showcases films made in 48 hours

Tampa festival showcases films made in 48 hours

TAMPA — At a picnic bench in St. Petersburg, a man dressed for bondage joins four men in blood-stained hazmat suits, two female fairies and a mother holding a baby doll. They belt out “Happy Birthday.”
Published: 08/26/14
Updated: 08/27/14
Jefferson High campus could be redevelopment target

Jefferson High campus could be redevelopment target

TAMPA — When the head of the politically powerful Westshore Alliance looks at Jefferson High’s sprawling 60-acre campus, he sees the perfect spot for new retail businesses — maybe even a hotel.
Published: 08/27/14
Lightning’s Vinik plans downtown office building

Lightning’s Vinik plans downtown office building

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik plans a major new office building downtown, revealing yet one more piece of a larger vision for remaking the area around the Forum with new buildings, restaurants, shops and hotels....
Published: 08/26/14

Tampa chamber kicks off education initiative

TAMPA — For years, businesses have complained about the difficulty of finding well-trained interns ready to get some hands-on job experience. At the same time, universities have bemoaned the fact that they have trouble placing their talented s...
Published: 08/26/14
Verizon will carry SEC Network starting Thursday

Verizon will carry SEC Network starting Thursday

TAMPA — A lonely holdout in the Tampa Bay area, Verizon has now cut a deal to carry the SEC Network, just days before college football broadcasts are scheduled to begin.
Published: 08/26/14
Burger King may purchase Tim Hortons, move to Canada

Burger King may purchase Tim Hortons, move to Canada

MIAMI — Burger King is in talks to buy doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create a new holding company headquartered in Canada, a move that could shave its tax bill.
Published: 08/25/14
Citrus blight tightens grip on Florida growers

Citrus blight tightens grip on Florida growers

Citrus greening, the insidious disease that is laying waste to Florida's signature agricultural industry, marches on with insect soldiers the size of a freckle that pass the lethal bacteria from tree to tree.
Published: 08/24/14
Updated: 08/25/14