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Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

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Christmas in August: Wal-Mart’s holiday layaway comes early

NEW YORK – Wal-Mart is giving customers a head start on holiday shopping, launching its annual layaway program two weeks earlier than last year.
Published: 08/27/15

U.S. economy likely grew more in spring than first estimated

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy likely gained more momentum in the spring than the government previously estimated. The question now is whether shrunken global stock markets and a sharp slowdown in China will weaken the economy in coming months....
Published: 08/27/15

Chinese market surge leads global stocks higher

BEIJING – China’s main stock index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, leading world markets higher and giving investors some relief after gut-wrenching losses.
Published: 08/27/15

Carnival Pride returning to Tampa in 2017

Carnival Cruise Lines plans to bring Carnival Pride back to Tampa in 2017 with five- and 14-day cruises.
Published: 08/27/15
Hyde Park Village sees uptick in business openings

Hyde Park Village sees uptick in business openings

As the drone of hammers and drills moves toward conclusion, the ringing of new businesses’ cash registers adds to the sounds of Hyde Park Village.
Published: 08/26/15
Updated: 08/27/15
Burger King to McDonald’s: Let’s make a McWhopper

Burger King to McDonald’s: Let’s make a McWhopper

NEW YORK – This probably isn’t what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald’s to join forces to create a “McWhopper.”
Published: 08/26/15

More political twists with Hillsborough’s auditor post

TAMPA — Hillsborough County’s internal auditor position was approved by voters to increase efficiency in county government and save taxpayers’ dollars.
Published: 08/25/15
U.S. stocks surge after China cuts rates to help economy

U.S. stocks surge after China cuts rates to help economy

Stocks surged Tuesday afternoon on Wall Street, erasing some of the heavy losses of a day earlier, after China cut interest rates to try to boost the world’s second-largest economy.
Published: 08/25/15
Just Mayo maker warned by FDA that ‘mayo’ needs eggs

Just Mayo maker warned by FDA that ‘mayo’ needs eggs

The maker of eggless spread Just Mayo has gotten a warning from regulators: ‘Mayo’ needs eggs.
Published: 08/25/15
Tampa is best place to retire in U.S.,  according to study

Tampa is best place to retire in U.S., according to study

Tampa is the best city in the country for retirement, according to a study by the financial planner website WalletHub.com.
Published: 08/25/15