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Wesley Chapel luxury car market to add BMW

Wesley Chapel luxury car market to add BMW

WESLEY CHAPEL — The race for luxury car buyers in Wesley Chapel has a new entrant. BMW plans to open a showroom at State Road 56 and Mansfield Boulevard in the Wiregrass Ranch development.Preliminary plans filed with Pasco County by Spring Engineerin...
Published: 07/17/18
Gas prices jump 12 cents/gallon in a week in Tampa Bay

Gas prices jump 12 cents/gallon in a week in Tampa Bay

Gas prices in Tampa Bay are on the rise — with a double-digit jump over the past week — but averages still remain cheaper than the rest of the country.Bay area gas prices increased about twelve cents a gallon over the past week to an average of $2.76...
Published: 07/16/18
Tampa Bay residents have some of the shortest commute times in Florida

Tampa Bay residents have some of the shortest commute times in Florida

It may not feel like it while you’re sitting in traffic each morning, but Tampa Bay has some of the fastest commute times in Florida. According to a new ranking by HomeArea.com, Tampa commuters have the second-fastest commute time, up from No. 4 last...
Published: 07/11/18
Want a car? Ford still has them, but crossovers are the future

Want a car? Ford still has them, but crossovers are the future

Frank Walker has been selling Fords in Pinellas County for decades. He remembers the Ranger, the Bronco, the Probe and the Thunderbird — all once-popular models that went out of production.So when Ford announced earlier this year that it was going to...
Published: 07/06/18
Falling gas prices in Tampa Bay might level out soon

Falling gas prices in Tampa Bay might level out soon

Gas prices in Florida have been declining for the past 30 days straight, but analysts say that trend might not last due to higher oil prices.Tampa Bay gas prices fell another seven cents a gallon over the past week to an average of $2.58 a gallon fo...
Updated one month ago
2.4 million Floridians expected to travel for Fourth of July

2.4 million Floridians expected to travel for Fourth of July

Summer has officially started and so have summer travel plans. About 2.4 million Floridians are expected to travel for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, up 6.3 percent from last year, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group."We are already seeing a b...
Updated one month ago
Tampa Bay gas prices keep falling

Tampa Bay gas prices keep falling

The summer reprieve in gas prices is continuing.After flirting near the $3 mark, Tampa Bay gas prices fell another six cents a gallon over the past week to an average of $2.65 for unleaded, a wide gap with the national average of $2.91 a gallon, acco...
Updated one month ago
Tesla to lay off 9 percent of its workers

Tesla to lay off 9 percent of its workers

Tesla announced Tuesday it planned to lay off up to nine percent of its workforce, a move that could eliminate roughly 3,700 employees.In a company-wide email, chief executive Elon Musk described the decision as "restructuring" and said it would affe...
Updated one month ago
Most people expect driverless cars to become common, and they worry about it

Most people expect driverless cars to become common, and they worry about it

Most Americans think autonomous cars will be quite common within 15 years, though 74 percent of people say they don’t expect to have one and two-thirds say they wouldn’t want to walk or ride a bicycle anywhere near one.Confusing? That’s in part becau...
Updated: 2 months ago
GM’s stock surges, fueled by $2.25 billion investment in its self-driving business

GM’s stock surges, fueled by $2.25 billion investment in its self-driving business

The Washington PostGeneral Motors announced Thursday that Japan’s SoftBank will pour $2.25 billion in the automaker’s self-driving business, in a significant deal experts say boosts GM’s chances to be the first company to deploy autonomous cars natio...
Updated: 2 months ago