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  1. Norwegian Cruise Line to buy Prestige Cruises for $3.03 billion

    Tourism

    Associated Press (2013)

    Norwegian Cruise Line, whose ship Breakaway is shown above in December in Manhattan, is sailing into the luxury sector by buying high-end Prestige Cruises International for $3.03 billion. The deal will give Miami-based Norwegian, which counts Tampa among its home ports, access to …

    FILE - In a Dec. 1, 2013 aerial file photo, the cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway is berthed on the westside of Manhattan in New York. Norwegian Cruise Line is getting into the luxury cruise business by acquiring Prestige Cruises International in a deal worth about $3 billion. Shares of Norwegian jumped more than 14 percent before the opening bell Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file) NY109
  2. Volleyball: Holy Names hoping for a little home-court advantage

    Footballpreps

    As any coach would, Academy of the Holy Names' Jeff Davis is looking forward to the kind of competition his Jaguars will face in this weekend's AHN volleyball invitational.

    Avery Stanechewski, left, and Courtney Vogler are back in the mix this season for Holy Names, which aims to win its host tourney this weekend.
  3. Auto industry shows worrying signs, analysts say

    Autos

    DETROIT — Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past.

    FILE - In this Wednesday, May 8, 2013 file photo, a row of new 2013 Ford Fusions are on display at an automobile dealership in Zelienople, Pa. As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File) NY107
  4. Captain's Corner: Cooler is cool

    Outdoors

    What's hot: We are back to our normal summer afternoon rain pattern. This has helped cool the water and the morning bite has benefitted. The bait is much happier in the livewell and not dying on shallow flats. The hot bite is redfish. There are big schools all over St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay, and most are …

  5. HomeTeam Hot Shots: Winners for Aug. 23-29

    Footballpreps

    HomeTeam Hot Shots

    The first week of the 2014-15 school year is in the books, and Pasco County pulls off a sweep in our player of the week voting .

    Ryan Marsh, Mitchell

    Coming at 11 tonight: New poll on the governor's race

    Coming tonight at 11 p.m. on tampabay.com are results of a new poll on the 2014 Florida governor's race, sponsored by the Times, Bay News 9 and News 13 of Orlando. The poll was conducted Aug. 27-31 -- so starting just one day after Florida's primary last week -- by the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service and Bureau of Economic and Business Research....

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    Fox sends out seriously ill-timed 'Sleepy Hollow' release

    A firm's plan to drum up interest in the show’s Sept. 16 digital, Blu-ray and DVD release turned into a PR nightmare for the network....

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    Folks say their blood holds a certain smell on your hands.

    '... the most expensive leather in the world ...'

    Chad Gillis from the Fort Myers paper:...

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