Sunday, November 18, 2018

Business News

Column: Dear Amazon, from Tampa Bay: Why don't you love us?
Amazon has chosen its second headquarters. Tampa wasn’t the winner. (Associated Press)
Seattle-based Amazon decided to open a second headquarters, splitting it between New York City and the Washington, D.C., area. Tampa Bay never had a chance.
St. Peterburg-based HSN, now part of the Qurate Retail Group, reported a 5 percent slump in revenue during the third quarter. 
[SCOTT KEELER | Times]
HSN’s revenue slumps 5 percent, but parent company still posts higher sales
Store manager Cindy Gallo shows off the expanded toy department's new doll display at the Super Target in Clearwater. (Sara DiNatale | TIMES)
Look inside the new Target: six stores have been overhauled in Tampa Bay
Honeywell Aerospace's plant in Clearwater is expected to receive a handful of jobs from a plant being closed in Albuquerque, N.M.
Honeywell Aerospace moving a handful of jobs to Clearwater from Albuquerque plant to be closed

Top Business News

Mr. Kellogg of cereal fame once owned one of Tampa Bay’s most unusual properties now for sale

Mr. Kellogg of cereal fame once owned one of Tampa Bay’s most unusual properties now for sale

Imagine enjoying your Kellogg’s Corn Flakes each morning in a house once owned by W.K. Kellogg himself. Or living in a building on the National Register of Historic Places. Or dipping your toes in your private lagoon. Yes, Tampa Bay homebuyers...
Published: 11/08/18
Updated: 11/12/18
Safety tips for Realtors: forget the taser and spike heels, always follow, never lead a client

Safety tips for Realtors: forget the taser and spike heels, always follow, never lead a client

ST. PETERSBURG — Chips Wells, crime prevention specialist for the St. Petersburg Department, has daughter who’s a Realtor. Among the advice he gave her: Forget the spike heels when showing a house to a stranger. "I want you to wear shoes...
Published: 11/09/18
Hotel developer closes on block next to Tampa City Hall for Hyatt project

Hotel developer closes on block next to Tampa City Hall for Hyatt project

TAMPA — HRI Properties has closed on its $7.6 million purchase of a city-owned block next to Tampa’s City Hall and says it plans to start construction later this month on a dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel project.In 2016, Tampa put out...
Published: 11/09/18
What the Florida midterms tell us about paying for our economic priorities

What the Florida midterms tell us about paying for our economic priorities

There’s a lot to unpack from the midterms.Will the recounts change the outcome of any of the statewide races?Can polling find a better model, one that predicts the actual winners?Will felons who have served their sentences really get their voting rig...
Published: 11/09/18
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown completes renovations

Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown completes renovations

The Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown held a grand-reopening this week after completing extensive renovations. The hotel now has updated guest rooms, bathrooms and public spaces, according to the hotel’s management company, McKibbon Hospitality.Re...
Published: 11/09/18

Business News

Florida's Brightline rail service partners with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, will become Virgin Trains USA

Florida's Brightline rail service partners with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, will become Virgin Trains USA

Brightline, the South Florida train and development company that wants to expand to Tampa, will change its name to Virgin Trains USA after partnering with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group.
Published: 11/16/18
Free turkey with flu shot? The best Thanksgiving meal deals: Publix, Walmart, Winn-Dixie and Target

Free turkey with flu shot? The best Thanksgiving meal deals: Publix, Walmart, Winn-Dixie and Target

Every major grocer has some sort of turkey deal this weekend or in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. So, let's break down where you can find the cheapest bird for your friends and family.
Published: 11/16/18
Florida jobless rate drops to 3.4 percent, adds 17,800 jobs

Florida jobless rate drops to 3.4 percent, adds 17,800 jobs

Unemployment continues to fall across the state and the Tampa Bay region holds its own.
Published: 11/16/18
Green Bench Brewing's expansion 'an investment' into St. Petersburg

Green Bench Brewing's expansion 'an investment' into St. Petersburg

Set to open early next year, Green Bench Brewing walks us through the new space and ambitious new projects.
Published: 11/16/18
Longtime Florida Steel CEO Edward Flom of Tampa dies at 88

Longtime Florida Steel CEO Edward Flom of Tampa dies at 88

Under Edward Flom, Florida Steel's 2,300 employees produced reinforcing steel — often just called rebar — for projects from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to Tropicana Field, plus countless homes.
Published: 11/16/18
Florida just banned indoor vaping. Will you be affected?

Florida just banned indoor vaping. Will you be affected?

Last week, Floridians voted to ban indoor vaping. We want to hear how you expect to be affected.
Published: 11/16/18
Inside the newsroom: Tampa Bay Times project team takes a deep dive inside a notorious Florida death penalty case

Inside the newsroom: Tampa Bay Times project team takes a deep dive inside a notorious Florida death penalty case

A project team at the Tampa Bay Times explores the death penalty in Florida through a notorious 1975 murder case.
Published: 11/16/18
Pasco Business Digest for Nov. 23

Pasco Business Digest for Nov. 23

News and notes on local businesses.
Published: 11/16/18
How do you feel about a $35 million bike path across the new Howard Frankland bridge?

How do you feel about a $35 million bike path across the new Howard Frankland bridge?

The overhaul to the Howard Frankland Bridge includes a bike and pedestrian path. Is it worth it?
Published: 11/16/18
Gulport woman sues Dog Bar over bite

Gulport woman sues Dog Bar over bite

A Gulfport woman is suing St. Petersburg's Dog Bar, saying she was attacked by a dog there in May.
Published: 11/16/18