Friday, September 28, 2018

Business News

Here’s why millions are cutting the cord with cable
Lizanne Quinn on Lutz cut the cord a year ago and said she loves streaming services.  She uses an Amazon Fire TV Stick and spends $40 per month for Hulu with live TV.
[JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times]
For Dennis Joyce, the decision to cut the cord came down to a surprising realization: he and his wife only watched three cable channels. For $160 a month, he received basic cable and internet from Spectrum. But when Spectrum announced that its new digital...
Winn-Dixie opened its eighth remodeled store in Tampa Bay this year in Dade City. It features the chain's Dollar Shop, like in this photo from Spring Hill. (Southeastern Grocers)
Dade City’s Winn-Dixie is eighth to be remodeled in Tampa Bay
The container ship MV Wild Lotus in February delivered the first shipment of bananas to arrive at Port Tampa Bay in 21 years. They were unloaded at the Port Logistics Refrigerated Services cold-storage warehouse. A claim by a subcontractor who says it is still owed money for its work on the project recently landed in Hillsborough Circuit Court. Photo courtesy Port Tampa Bay
Claim over construction of cold-storage warehouse at Tampa port lands in court
Glass House, a tri-level penthouse in downtown St. Petersburg\u2019s Signature Place condo tower, is on the market for $3.1 million. [Courtesy of Becky McConnell]
St. Pete’s ‘Glass House’ condo hits market for $3.1 million

Top Business News

HSN and QVC’s parent company taps JCPenney exec as new CFO

HSN and QVC’s parent company taps JCPenney exec as new CFO

Qurate Retail Group — the company that now owns HSN — announced on Friday it has selected Jeffrey A. Davis as the shopping conglomerate’s new chief financial officer.Davis, who resigned from his position as JCPenney’s CFO, will also serve as CFO for ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Authorities: Foreclosure lawyer Mark Stopa made nearly $5 million off clients’ homes

Authorities: Foreclosure lawyer Mark Stopa made nearly $5 million off clients’ homes

During the foreclosure crisis, thousands of Floridians turned to Mark Stopa for help in saving their homes. The 41-year-old St. Petersburg lawyer became one of the state’s best-known foreclosure defense experts, quoted in national publications and po...
Updated: 4 hours ago
How the VR headsets used for gaming are changing the architecture industry

How the VR headsets used for gaming are changing the architecture industry

TAMPA — Clark Brown slides a set of virtual-reality goggles over his eyes and is immediately transported to a digital world of his own creation. But Brown isn’t a video game designer in the Silicon Valley. He’s production associate...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Frustrated in contract talks, Frontier Airlines pilots bring ‘strike bus’ to Tampa

Frustrated in contract talks, Frontier Airlines pilots bring ‘strike bus’ to Tampa

TAMPA — Frontier Airlines is the fastest-growing airline at Tampa International Airport, where its jets are painted with a company menagerie of iconic wildlife: bears, foxes, owls and big-horn sheep.The Denver-based airline says its no-frills, low-bu...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Opendoor comes to Tampa. Is this the next big thing in selling our homes?

Opendoor comes to Tampa. Is this the next big thing in selling our homes?

There aren’t a lot of options when it comes to selling our homes. We can do it ourselves or have a company auction them off. Most of us follow the old-fashioned route: Clean the place up, enlist a Realtor and wait for offers to roll in.In recent year...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Business News

Restaurant openings: Osteria from Fabio Viviano, an artisinal ice cream sandwich parlor and more

Restaurant openings: Osteria from Fabio Viviano, an artisinal ice cream sandwich parlor and more

What's better than ice cream? Coming up blank, right? Okay, what's better than cookies? Here's the answer: ice cream with cookies.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Differing visions for waterfront converge in Imagine Clearwater

Differing visions for waterfront converge in Imagine Clearwater

CLEARWATER — When residents gave input during seven workshops in 2016 on what they wanted in a revamped downtown waterfront, there were broad requests like greenspace and walkability down to specifics of bike trails and splash pads. The City Council ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Column: Racing ban not choice of greyhound adoption agencies

Column: Racing ban not choice of greyhound adoption agencies

I’ve grown accustomed to the questions and comments I get whenever I’m out in public with my greyhound, Spunky. Whether I’m walking him in our neighborhood or he’s with us at a local brewery, people ask the same questions....
Updated: 4 hours ago
Capital Tacos team up with Tampa Bay Lightning in Amalie Arena deal

Capital Tacos team up with Tampa Bay Lightning in Amalie Arena deal

TAMPA — You might have Ryan Callahan’s jersey, but what about his chicken BLT taco? Tampa Bay Lightning fans who favor Mexican-style fare are in for a treat: the hockey team has teamed up with local-favorite Capital Tacos. Not only will ...
Updated: 12 hours ago
PolitiFact: Donald Trump says NAFTA killed millions of jobs. That’s not proven

PolitiFact: Donald Trump says NAFTA killed millions of jobs. That’s not proven

The statementUnder the North American Free Trade Agreement, "we lost millions of jobs."President Donald Trump, Sept. 20 in an interview with Fox News’ Sean HannityThe rulingEstimates of jobs lost from NAFTA range widely, but we have not seen any esti...
Published: 09/27/18
Publix gets even bigger: Lakeland HQ will expand, add 700 jobs

Publix gets even bigger: Lakeland HQ will expand, add 700 jobs

LAKELAND — Publix is the chain that keeps on growing. Now Florida’s dominant grocer says it will build the headquarters to match. Publix announced Thursday that it will add about 200,000 square feet to its corporate offices and nearly 700 new corpora...
Published: 09/27/18
How to save with coupons at Publix, Winn-Dixie for Sept. 27-Oct. 3

How to save with coupons at Publix, Winn-Dixie for Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Couponing is intimidating, I get it. But this week, I’ve got some easy deals for you. All you need is the "Retail Me Not" flier that is mailed to your home once a week — usually Wednesday or Thursday — and the inserts from your latest Sunday Tampa Ba...
Published: 09/27/18
$47.9 million contract awarded for Port Tampa Bay’s long-awaited project to deepen and expand Big Bend channel

$47.9 million contract awarded for Port Tampa Bay’s long-awaited project to deepen and expand Big Bend channel

TAMPA — For decades, officials at Port Tampa Bay have planned, worked and lobbied to draw up plans and line up the money for a major expansion of the Big Bend channel.On Thursday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced the completion of a long-awaited...
Published: 09/27/18
SEC sues Tesla's Elon Musk, alleging he lied to investors

SEC sues Tesla's Elon Musk, alleging he lied to investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission sued Tesla chief Elon Musk on Thursday, saying he lied to investors when he claimed he had secured the funding to take the automaker private.In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, federal regulators sa...
Published: 09/27/18
Jabil creating $1 million to address children’s mental health at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Jabil creating $1 million to address children’s mental health at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

ST. PETERSBURG — Jabil will donate $1 million over the next five years to create the Jabil Mind Body Branch Fund at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital."From Asperger’s, autism and different spectrum disorders, self-esteem and social media issues, ...
Published: 09/27/18