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Seminoles plan new Tampa hotel tower with gambling expansion

Seminoles plan new Tampa hotel tower with gambling expansion

The Seminole Tribe would launch a $1.8 billion expansion of its Seminole Hard Rock casino complexes in Tampa and Hollywood if state lawmakers approve a gambling deal that allows the tribe to offer more types of games.
Published: 02/01/16

Bacardi protests renewal of Cuba’s rum trademark in the U.S.

CORAL GABLES – Bacardi wants to know more about a recent U.S. government decision allowing Cuba to sell its Havana Club rum in America when the U.S. trade embargo ends.
Published: 02/01/16
Free Uber rides in Chicago promote visits to sunny Pinellas County

Free Uber rides in Chicago promote visits to sunny Pinellas County

ST. PETERSBURG — Shivering Chicago residents can get free Uber rides in February along with a virtual blast of Central Florida sunshine and a chance to experience the real deal.
Published: 02/01/16
Airlines restore tiny perks, like pretzels, to pacify fliers in coach

Airlines restore tiny perks, like pretzels, to pacify fliers in coach

NEW YORK – After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach.
Published: 02/01/16

Havana book fair offers glimpse into modern Cuba

TAMPA — With a population of 11 million living 90 miles from Florida and a literacy rate of nearly 100 percent, Cuba is a market ripe with opportunity for American authors, publishers and book distributors now that relations between the two na...
Published: 01/31/16
Updated: 02/01/16
ATM future not in the cards, but a cellphone call away

ATM future not in the cards, but a cellphone call away

NEW YORK — Soon, losing your ATM card won’t be the financial life-stopping event it used to be. Just don’t also lose your phone.
Published: 01/31/16
Achievers

Achievers

Parkman promoted at Southeastern Freight
Published: 01/31/16

Greater Tampa Chamber ponders transportation sales tax poll

TAMPA — The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce is considering polling Hillsborough County voters to gauge their appetite for a half-cent sales tax to finance road, trail and transit projects.
Published: 01/30/16
Updated: 01/31/16
Lutz Kmart closing worries residents

Lutz Kmart closing worries residents

LUTZ — Kmart’s trademark rotating blue light alerting customers to in-store discounts will be unplugged permanently at the Lutz store.
Published: 01/30/16
Updated: 01/31/16
Pizza makers hope to  roll in the dough in Tampa

Pizza makers hope to roll in the dough in Tampa

TAMPA — We don’t have a Little Italy, and this area doesn’t merit mention in the great New York-Chicago Pizza Debate.
Published: 01/30/16