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Resource center helps launch, build, grow businesses

Resource center helps launch, build, grow businesses

TAMPA — Local tech entrepreneurs were hard-pressed, just a few years back, to find like minds with whom they could network.
Published: 07/20/14
Be our guest: Disney leading way in mobile payment technology

Be our guest: Disney leading way in mobile payment technology

One of the biggest questions in the retail/consumer/shopping industrial complex is this: Will any of these new mobile payment or automated service projects really stick, or will they just drive people crazy?
Published: 07/20/14
Achievers

Achievers

Two promoted at Goodwill Industries
Published: 07/20/14

Hillsborough candidates pressed on key issues

TAMPA — Members of the Tampa Tiger Bay Club forced Hillsborough County Commission candidates Wednesday to stake out positions on a 1 cent sales tax increase for transportation projects — a subject the winning candidates will likely have...
Published: 07/18/14

Florida unemployment rate dips slightly in June

Pay no attention to the fact that Florida’s unemployment rate is a tick above the national average — 6.2 percent compared with 6.1 percent. This month’s news for the state is encouraging, says PNC Financial Services Florida Econo...
Published: 07/18/14
Obama opens East Coast to oil search

Obama opens East Coast to oil search

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH — The Eastern Seaboard is being opened to offshore oil and gas exploration for the first time in decades with the Obama administration’s approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneat...
Published: 07/18/14

Disney World, union reach contract agreement

Union officials say Walt Disney World has reached a tentative labor agreement with its largest union group that raises starting hourly pay from a little over $8 to $9 this year.
Published: 07/18/14

Amazon new Kindle service is ‘Netflix for books’

NEW YORK— Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s latest effort to expand its services to attract more use...
Published: 07/18/14
Busch Gardens, SeaWorld offer apps for park purchases

Busch Gardens, SeaWorld offer apps for park purchases

TAMPA — Busch Gardens and SeaWorld visitors can now purchase food and merchandise using their smart phone park apps.
Published: 07/17/14

Neighbors of planned transit center air concerns

TAMPA — More than 60 people — mostly residents from nearby neighborhoods — packed into the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore Thursday to hear more about a transit center the state plans to build in the median of Interstate 275....
Published: 07/17/14