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Consulate or not, mayor says St. Pete will gain from Cuba visit

Consulate or not, mayor says St. Pete will gain from Cuba visit

ST. PETERSBURG — A delegation of St. Petersburg city officials returned from Cuba with no new knowledge about where the island nation may open its first U.S. consulate in five decades.
Published: 09/01/15
Tourism officials hear ideas on attracting more Chinese tourists

Tourism officials hear ideas on attracting more Chinese tourists

TAMPA — China’s new middle class, loaded with more disposable income than ever before, is heading to Florida to vacation in record numbers. They’re bringing plenty of cash and they’re spending it, not at the beach, but at ...
Published: 09/01/15

Tampa Bay residents could see electric rates drop

TAMPA — Residents on both sides of Tampa Bay would see their electric bills drop next year should the state Public Service Commission approve rates reflecting lower fuel costs.
Published: 09/01/15
Tubman, Susan B. Anthony win support for redesigned $10 bill

Tubman, Susan B. Anthony win support for redesigned $10 bill

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the names most mentioned Monday as women who should be considered for a redesigned $10 bill during a town hall meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios.
Published: 09/01/15
Google refines logo as it prepares to join Alphabet

Google refines logo as it prepares to join Alphabet

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is refining its famous logo as it prepares to become a part of a new holding company called Alphabet.
Published: 09/01/15
Florida tourism agency hopes rapper Pitbull attracts millennials

Florida tourism agency hopes rapper Pitbull attracts millennials

Pitbull, the Miami rapper known for his spirited dance music, will take on the role of state tourism ambassador, hoping to thrust Florida to the top of the millennial generation’s travel ticket.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Kriseman, seeking consulate, got high-level meetings in Cuba

Kriseman, seeking consulate, got high-level meetings in Cuba

Tampa may have a centuries-old connection to Cuba through its cigar industry and freedom fighter José Martí, but St. Petersburg has a mayor willing to travel there.
Published: 08/31/15
Updated: 09/01/15
Jim Norman will seek Hillsborough commission seat again

Jim Norman will seek Hillsborough commission seat again

Acknowledging past mistakes and promising never to mislead the public again, Jim Norman said Monday he will attempt to regain a seat on the Hillsborough County Commission — a job he held for 18 years.
Published: 08/31/15
Updated: 09/01/15
Audubon’s purchase of 2-acre Tampa Bay island is for the birds

Audubon’s purchase of 2-acre Tampa Bay island is for the birds

TAMPA — The treetop homes on Terra Ceia Bay all have grand views of sunsets while the residents there feast on seafood and rear their young.
Published: 08/31/15
Downtown Tampa restaurants celebrate successful first year

Downtown Tampa restaurants celebrate successful first year

TAMPA — One of the city’s long-stated goals has been to spur residential development in the downtown core, and the effort has been wildly successful.
Published: 08/29/15
Updated: 08/31/15