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Pasco Business Digest for Aug. 24

Business DigestBrieflyGREENPAL EXPANDS INTO WESLEY CHAPEL: GreenPal, a service that helps homeowners find a local lawn care professional, announced recently that it is extending its service to residents of Wesley Chapel. Using GreenPal, homeowners li...
Updated: 9 hours ago
TECO customers won’t pay for hurricane recovery costs

TECO customers won’t pay for hurricane recovery costs

It’s official — Tampa Electric Co. customers won’t be paying for hurricane recovery costs. State regulators on Monday unanimously approved the utility’s request to use savings under the new federal tax law to cover hurricane-related costs."The ratepa...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Red Tide or not, Pinellas County confident it will reach record tourism tax dollars

Red Tide or not, Pinellas County confident it will reach record tourism tax dollars

Visit St. Petersburg Clearwater, Pinellas County’s tourism arm, is on par to surpass the $54.7 million it collected in bed tax money last fiscal year. Even if a bout of Red Tide hits the beaches hard. It would be the highest amount of money the count...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Canada’s Flair Airlines to offer new nonstop service between Winnipeg and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

Canada’s Flair Airlines to offer new nonstop service between Winnipeg and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

CLEARWATER — Canada-based Flair Airlines on Monday said it will launch nonstop flights between Winnipeg and six Sunbelt destinations, including St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport."Having brought low-fare service to 10 Canadian cities this summ...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Hernando Business Digest for Aug. 24

Business digestBrieflyCHICK DAYS AT TRACTOR SUPPLY: Tractor Supply, 18741 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, is celebrating Chick Days now through Sept. 23. Although some may associate springtime with starting a flock, experts agree that late summer is a gre...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Tampa Bay, state gas prices down 5 cents over the week

Tampa Bay, state gas prices down 5 cents over the week

Summer is winding down, and so are gas prices. Florida pump prices averaged $2.76 per gallon Monday, down five cents over the week. That’s just ahead of Tampa Bay’s $2.72 per gallon average, which was also down five cents since last week according to...
Published: 08/20/18
PepsiCo buys Israel’s SodaStream for $3.2 billion

PepsiCo buys Israel’s SodaStream for $3.2 billion

JERUSALEM — Beverage giant PepsiCo on Monday purchased Israel’s fizzy drink maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion, a boon for a company that has enjoyed a resurgence after being targeted by anti-Israel boycotters in the past. PepsiCo said it was acquirin...
Published: 08/20/18
Former LPGA star turns Tarpon Woods course into haven for veterans

Former LPGA star turns Tarpon Woods course into haven for veterans

EAST LAKE — Professional golfer Jan Stephenson is known for her many accomplishments on the course, including 16 LPGA Tour wins and three major championships after her Rookie of the Year debut season in 1974.Off the course, Stephenson is proving to b...
Published: 08/20/18
Pinellas commission candidate faced stalking, abuse claims

Pinellas commission candidate faced stalking, abuse claims

ST. PETERSBURG — A political newcomer seeking a Pinellas County Commission seat has faced accusations of physical abuse and stalking from her former fiance, who twice sought court-ordered protection from her.Both allegations came after Democrat Amy K...
Published: 08/17/18
Volkswagen scam: How will Florida spend its windfall from the diesel-gate settlement

Volkswagen scam: How will Florida spend its windfall from the diesel-gate settlement

The state has a challenge: How to spend a windfall from the Volkswagen diesel-gate scandal. The German manufacturer agreed to pay $2 billion to promote zero-emission vehicles and spend billions more to buy back or modify most of the cars. Nearly $3 b...
Published: 08/20/18