Saturday, November 18, 2017

Business News

Romano: Flood insurance rates still going up? Um, thanks?

Romano: Flood insurance rates still going up? Um, thanks?

Bless their scheming little hearts, they tried.The folks in the U.S. House of Representatives got together and crunched numbers, weighed data, negotiated differences and came up with a flood insurance plan that hardly anyone likes.And that includes s...
Published: 11/16/17
No Thanksgiving plan? Head to one of these Tampa Bay restaurants for traditional feasts and more

No Thanksgiving plan? Head to one of these Tampa Bay restaurants for traditional feasts and more

You realize Thanksgiving is just a week away, right? No pressure. If you don’t have a holiday game plan for Nov. 23, let’s do this thing. There are still a bunch of options, many traditional Thanksgiving repasts and some a little less conventional. C...
Published: 11/16/17
Pasco mines for answers on controversial limerock plan

Pasco mines for answers on controversial limerock plan

Pasco commissioners are about to be asked their definition of rural-agricultural lifestyle.Is it a cluster of homes on a multi-acre lots owned and occupied by gentlemen farmers and horse enthusiasts where the former serenity might be interrupted by a...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/18/17
Seminole Heights killings worry Realtors but impact so far is limited

Seminole Heights killings worry Realtors but impact so far is limited

TAMPA — Four unsolved killings in a month have definitely shaken Seminole Heights. Less certain is whether they are hurting one of Tampa Bay’s hottest real estate markets. Some agents say they’ve seen no effect at all. Others are getting nervous."I d...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/17/17
A St. Petersburg artist created the labels for this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau wine release

A St. Petersburg artist created the labels for this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau wine release

Every year, there are bad things we can count on: taxes and death. And good things: Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November and on the Thursday before, the Beaujolais nouveau arrives. What is less predictable is just how this vin de l’ann...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/17/17
Rogers Harris, first Episcopal bishop to allow female priests in Southwest Florida, dies

Rogers Harris, first Episcopal bishop to allow female priests in Southwest Florida, dies

Bishop Rogers Sanders Harris, the first Episcopal bishop to allow female Episcopal priests in Southwest Florida, died Wednesday in South Carolina. He was 87.He became bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Florida on Sept. 9, 1989, at the Cathedral Churc...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Brooksville’s All Curves Boutique features affordable style

Brooksville’s All Curves Boutique features affordable style

BROOKSVILLE — Style and affordability compete for top billing at All Curves Boutique, a teen-to-women’s clothing shop where shoppers can find fashions that "allow them to feel comfortable in their own bodies."So says first-time entrepreneur Yohanna B...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Plans move forward for housing development near I-75/SR 50

Plans move forward for housing development near I-75/SR 50

BROOKSVILLE — At the height of the real estate boom last decade, Hernando County planners were slammed with a series of proposals for major developments along the Interstate 75/State Road 50 corridor that would create housing for thousands of new res...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
A year after first assessing Tampa Bay startup scene, a call to nurture more veteran dealmakers

A year after first assessing Tampa Bay startup scene, a call to nurture more veteran dealmakers

TAMPA — A year ago, an academic team of business experts announced they would put a "Fitbit" on Tampa Bay to help measure how its start-up scene or "entrepreneurial ecosystem" was doing and where it needed help. Two areas of concern were cited: the l...
Published: 11/15/17
Consumer protection watchdog Richard Cordray to step down

Consumer protection watchdog Richard Cordray to step down

Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said Wednesday that he would leave the agency this month."It has been a joy of my life to have the opportunity to serve our country as the first director of the consumer burea...
Published: 11/15/17