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Judge recommends five-year disbarment for Pasco attorney Constantine Kalogianis

Even before the Great Recession, New Port Richey attorney Constantine Kalogianis was in serious financial trouble. In a letter to a bank that was suing him, Kalogianis said he had exhausted …


Mettler Toledo building $30 million plant in Pasco, bringing 500 jobs

NEW PORT RICHEY — Mettler Toledo, an international supplier of precision scales and instruments for laboratory, food retailing and other industrial uses, is relocating its operations from Hi …


  1. Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from U.S. government

    Working Life


    Communities in nine U.S. states that have been hit hard by coal layoffs are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant.

    Some of the grants will allow laid-off coal miners to participate in job retraining. The 29 projects total nearly $39 million and are expected to create or retain more than 3,400 jobs.
  2. The hidden risk to the economy in corporate balance sheets


    NEW YORK — America has a debt problem, but it's not what you think.

  3. Few companies, cautious bidding on offshore oil leases


    NEW ORLEANS — The federal government's annual sale of oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico attracted hardly any interest Wednesday, reflecting a dismal outlook for offshore drilling.

  4. Kendra Scott debuts new store in Hyde Park Village


    In 2002, Kendra Scott, a single mother with $500 dollars in her pocket, traveled door-to-door in Austin, Texas, selling her handmade jewelry.

    Kendra Scott, a women’s jewelry store, recently opened a location in Hyde Park Village. The shops also host events, including trunk shows, shopping parties and color bar parties.
  5. 'Cake Girl' cooks up goodies in a new truck


    LUTZ — Kristina Lavallee, also known as The Cake Girl, has been selling her baked goods at festivals and events around the Tampa Bay area for several years.

    Kristina Lavallee, also known as the “Cake Girl” will debut a new food truck trailer Saturday.
  6. Home prices rise again around Tampa Bay as supply remains tight

    Real Estate

    Sorry, Tampa Bay home buyers — prices are still shooting up.

    This home in Tampa's Beach Park area sold for $6.4 million in July to Cigar City Brewing founder Joey Redner and his wife, Jennifer. It was among the most expensive homes that changed hands in July.  
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