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Florida's unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent

Florida's unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent in November, down from October's rate of 6 percent, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday morning. Florida added a sizeable 41,900 jobs over the mo …


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  1. Stephen Colbert retires his 'Report' and the host he played

    The Feed

    NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert is dead.

    Stephen Colbert is immortal?

    Long live Stephen Colbert!

    A Comedy Central publicity photo shows "Colbert Report" host Stephen Colbert on his set in New York. [Associated Press (2010)]
  2. Editorial: St. Petersburg's minor league city council


    The St. Petersburg City Council succumbed to fear, parochialism and short-sighted thinking Thursday by rejecting a fair agreement to let the Tampa Bay Rays look for new stadium sites in both Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. The five council members who killed the deal negotiated by Mayor Rick Kriseman did not act in …

    By a 5-3 vote on Thursday, the St. Petersburg City Council killed a deal negotiated between Mayor Rick Kriseman and the Tampa Bay Rays to let the team explore alternate stadium sites in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. The team’s lease with Tropicana Field expires in 2027.
  3. Disney World announces dates for Star Wars Weekends


    Star Wars actors, stormtroopers and other characters will once again be stationed at Walt Disney World in May and June for the 2015 edition of the popular Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The lineup of celebrities hasn't been released yet, but nerds at least know now that on Fridays, Saturdays and …

    Walt Disney World guests of all ages are attracted to the annual sci-fi fan-fest Star Wars Weekends with meet-and-greets, Star Wars parades, autograph sessions, Jedi Training Academy and more. Walt Disney World Resort
  4. Find A Friend: Glacier the Chinese Shar-Pei/German Rottweiler mix


    Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center

    Looking for a pal that exudes cool? Meet Glacier. Nice not naughty, this happy 3-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei and German Rottweiler mix is housetrained, healthy and sits politely to take a treat. Glacier warms hearts with his gentle and jovial nature to people and other dogs …

    Looking for a pal that exudes inter-continental cool? Ask Santa for a meet-and-greet with Glacier! Nice not naughty, this happy 3-year old Chinese Shar-Pei and German Rotweiler mix is housetrained, healthy, and sits politely to take a treat. Super sunny Glacier warms hearts with his gentle and jovial nature to people and other dogs (no kiities, please). Glacier (ID#23988845) is in fostercare waiting for your call to (813) 744-5660. Adopt him fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and more for just $20 from the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center at 440 Falkenburg Road, now open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, go to
  5. Editorial: Obama's new Cuba policy long past due, good for Florida


    President Barack Obama began burying the last vestiges of the Cold War by ordering the restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba. The bold and sweeping measure will expose Cubans to democracy, open trade opportunities for the United States, particularly in Florida, and strengthen America's influence in the Western …

    Political Connections Sun: Charlie Crist campaign manager on what he would do differently

    Omar Khan, the former Obama administration official and pride of USF who led Charlie Crist's gubernatorial campaign, appears Sunday on Political Connections on Bay News 9 in Tampa Bay. The full interview can be seen at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, but here's a clip....


    What has become of Josh Freeman?

    Vincent Jackson has kept in touch with him and says he’s back at his home in Kansas City. Gerald McCoy says he has known him since high school and prays he can return to the NFL....


    Christmas colors with a twist! Tampa's Kellie McRae helps us ring in the holidays Florida style.

    Fab Friday: Kellie McRae

    Christmas is just around the corner, so we figured what better gift to give you than local shoe extraordinaire Kellie McRae?...