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Tampa area home sales end 2015 with strong gains

Tampa area home sales end 2015 with strong gains

TAMPA — Home sales in the Tampa metro area ended on a strong note in 2015, up 16 percent year over year, beating the state figure of 12.4 percent.
Updated: 10 hours ago
Burger King’s next conquest: Hot dog king

Burger King’s next conquest: Hot dog king

NEW YORK — Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King.
Published: 02/10/16

Carrollwood couple sues over neighbor’s renovations that block lake views

A Carrollwood couple, who says their view of Lake Carroll was partially blocked by an illegally permitted home, is suing Hillsborough County for allowing the house to be built.
Published: 02/09/16
Fernando Noriega, son and champion of Ybor City, dead at 81

Fernando Noriega, son and champion of Ybor City, dead at 81

TAMPA — A tour of Ybor City with Fernando Noriega revealed there was hardly a red brick to which the native son couldn’t claim a connection.
Published: 02/09/16

Tampa’s tech community makes connections during Startup Week

TAMPA — If the 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Startup Week is any indication, it appears the region’s emerging tech community is starting to grow its footprint.
Published: 02/09/16
Red Lobster enjoys sales surge after mention in Beyonce song

Red Lobster enjoys sales surge after mention in Beyonce song

The Associated Press
Published: 02/09/16
After challenging holiday, Sears to speed up store closings

After challenging holiday, Sears to speed up store closings

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears keeps pruning its business in a years-long makeover, a bid to transform itself from a 123-year-old retail store into a nimble, 21st century operator.
Published: 02/09/16
Former mayor Greco recalls late friend DeBartolo Sr. in recent brush with death

Former mayor Greco recalls late friend DeBartolo Sr. in recent brush with death

TAMPA — Dick Greco, the four-time mayor of Tampa, had a brush with death last month but got treatment in time so now he’s doing his weekly radio show from a hospital bed.
Published: 02/08/16
Updated: 02/09/16
Tampa Bay area outpaces other tourist destinations

Tampa Bay area outpaces other tourist destinations

TAMPA — Crediting strong growth in hotel occupancy and profitability, Visit Tampa Bay said Monday it outpaced its competitors around the nation in key industry benchmarks.
Published: 02/08/16
Updated: 02/09/16
Ohio-based IT consulting company relocates to Tampa

Ohio-based IT consulting company relocates to Tampa

TAMPA — Praising a “business-friendly state and a business-friendly city,” the co-chief executive of a Cincinnatti, Ohio-based IT staffing and consulting company on Monday announced the relocation of the business to Tampa.
Published: 02/08/16