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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
Cheap road trip? Map shows everywhere you can go from Tampa for $50

Cheap road trip? Map shows everywhere you can go from Tampa for $50

Ever feel like you can’t afford to get away?
Published: 02/08/16
Insurance differences stall progress on ride-hail regulation

Insurance differences stall progress on ride-hail regulation

TALLAHASSEE – Mind the insurance gap.
Published: 02/08/16
Chipotle outlets  to close for four hours today for national staff meeting

Chipotle outlets to close for four hours today for national staff meeting

Chipotle plans to close all of its locations for four hours today because of a company-wide meeting over food safety.
Published: 02/08/16
Construction projects suffer from a shortage of skilled trades

Construction projects suffer from a shortage of skilled trades

TAMPA — There are more than a dozen high-rise or mid-rise residential projects on drawing boards in the downtown Tampa area. At least three more are in the works in downtown St. Petersburg.
Published: 02/07/16
Updated: 02/08/16