Monday, September 17, 2018

Business News

Chefs offer up a taste of what’s coming to Sparkman Wharf
A sample platter from Flock and Stock sits in the kitchen area ready to be served during the Sparkman Wharf preview. (TAILYR IRVINE   |   Times)
TAMPA — On Wednesday night, about 60 people got a sneak preview of what Tampa diners soon will experience at Sparkman Wharf, part of the $3 billion Water Street Tampa neighborhood that Jeff Vinik and Strategic Property Partners are developing in what was...
Mindy Grossman, former head of HSN and now CEO of Weight Watchers, has listed her Beach Drive condo in downtown St. Petersburg for $3.95 million. [Courtesy of Joe Sale]
St. Pete condo of Weight Watchers’ Mindy Grossman hits market at nearly $4-million
The National Partnership for Women & Families gave Florida a
Report: Florida’s family caregiver laws not so family-friendly
The National Debt clock is shown dispalying the national debt from a four-story building near the corner of 42nd Street and 6th Avenue in New York on May 11, 2000. As of now, debt has soared to over $21 trillion, or about $65,000 a person.
[AP File Photo/Ed Bailey, 2000]
Analysis: The billionaire behind the National Debt Clock has had it with Trump

Top Business News

Kohl’s looks to hire hundreds in Tampa Bay ahead of holidays

Kohl’s looks to hire hundreds in Tampa Bay ahead of holidays

Kohl’s stores in the greater Tampa Bay area are hiring nearly 500 people for seasonal jobs ahead of the holiday shopping season.Several local stores will hold interview events on Sept. 15. Candidates can go to participating stores that day for an int...
Published: 09/14/18
Men’s earnings have fallen since 1970s, Census says

Men’s earnings have fallen since 1970s, Census says

The gender pay gap has begun narrowing over the last four decades — and women’s earnings are now closer to men’s. But that is not only because women are doing better.The trend is also in part because men are earning less. Earnings for men have fallen...
Published: 09/14/18
Electric cars could save Tampa Bay residents $115 per year in fuel

Electric cars could save Tampa Bay residents $115 per year in fuel

Tampa Bay residents commuting with electric cars save an average of $115.38 compared to those with gas-fueled cars, according to a study by Crescent Electric Supply Co. That puts the bay area at No. 3 for electric savings compared to other metro area...
Published: 09/14/18
Tampa Bay’s home prices are more affordable than Orlando and Miami

Tampa Bay’s home prices are more affordable than Orlando and Miami

How affordable is Tampa Bay? One test is whether someone earning the median income can afford the median priced home.By that measure, we’re doing well, better than Florida’s two other major metro areas — Orlando and Miami.A Tampa Bay buyer would need...
Published: 09/03/18
Updated: 09/14/18
If you live in this Florida county, your earnings go further

If you live in this Florida county, your earnings go further

We should all be lucky enough to live in St. Johns County.Not for its cool beach towns or world-class golf. Not even for easy access to venerable St. Augustine.No, we should go for the money.For the fourth consecutive year, St. Johns residents ranked...
Published: 09/06/18
Updated: 09/14/18

Business News

What’s new in food: Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week, National Cheeseburger Day

What’s new in food: Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week, National Cheeseburger Day

DINE AROUND: CLEARWATER BEACH RESTAURANT WEEKPromoted by the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce, Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week is celebrating its ninth year Friday through Sept. 23. The culinary celebration offers foodies an opportunity to exper...
Published: 09/12/18
New entrance and traffic signal frustrate drivers at Disston Plaza shopping center

New entrance and traffic signal frustrate drivers at Disston Plaza shopping center

ST. PETERSBURG — Disston Plaza, with its freshly paved and striped parking lot, newly planted palm trees and just-opened Publix, began to draw traffic complaints weeks before shoppers thronged the supermarket Saturday.Besides Publix, the 129,000-squa...
Published: 09/14/18
Some McDonald’s workers in Orlando to join other cities in one-day strike over sex harassment

Some McDonald’s workers in Orlando to join other cities in one-day strike over sex harassment

NEW YORK — Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonald’s workers have voted to stage a one-day strike next week at restaurants in Orlando and nine other cities in hopes of pressuring management to take stronger steps against on-the-job sexual harassm...
Published: 09/12/18
Tampa Bay utilities send crews to Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence

Tampa Bay utilities send crews to Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence

Recent forecast models predict that most of Florida will be spared from the brunt of Hurricane Florence. But Tampa Bay utilities are planning to head straight into what will be the most-affected areas to help in the aftermath. Duke Energy Florida and...
Published: 09/12/18
Bigger, pricier iPhone expected at Apple event today

Bigger, pricier iPhone expected at Apple event today

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is expected to showcase three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product’s appeal amid slowing sales growth. Most of the buzz is swirling around a rumo...
Published: 09/12/18
Tampa Bay leads Orlando and Jacksonville in apartment construction

Tampa Bay leads Orlando and Jacksonville in apartment construction

Look around downtown Tampa and St. Petersburg and it’s easy to believe this — Tampa Bay remains among Florida’s most active markets for apartment construction. In a new report, the real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield says the ...
Published: 09/11/18
Updated: 09/12/18
What’s in the Amazon box? Maybe a real 7-foot Christmas tree

What’s in the Amazon box? Maybe a real 7-foot Christmas tree

NEW YORK — Watch out for the 7-foot box on the doorstep. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year. But a live tree is no paperback book. Amazon says the Christmas trees, including Douglas firs and Norfolk Island pines,...
Published: 09/12/18
International Plaza’s Morphe store will open late fall, fans are dying to know if Tampa’s Jaclyn Hill will be there

International Plaza’s Morphe store will open late fall, fans are dying to know if Tampa’s Jaclyn Hill will be there

TAMPA — You may not know what Morphe is, but if there’s anyone who is makeup obsessed in your life, they definitely do.Morphe — think MAC and Sephora — said this week that its much-anticipated new store at International Plaza will welcome shoppers wi...
Published: 09/11/18
Italian family winery offers Hernando patrons a glimpse into another way of life

Italian family winery offers Hernando patrons a glimpse into another way of life

BROOKSVILLE — Ten acres of tender vines atop a high Hernando County ridge are growing toward fruition, but Joseph Sparacia and his siblings couldn’t wait for a sip of their grapes. With Joseph’s wine recipes in hand, they bought the best of Florida’s...
Published: 09/12/18
That Aldi coupon you’ve seen on Facebook is a scam

That Aldi coupon you’ve seen on Facebook is a scam

Buyers beware: Another fake Aldi coupon is circulating online.It’s one of several scam digital coupons that have gotten popular on Facebook social media since 2015. Here’s the thing: Aldi doesn’t offer even offer digital coupons. It doesn’t accept th...
Published: 09/11/18