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TECO executives will get big paydays if Emera ousts them

After Canadian energy conglomerate Emera Inc. reached agreement to acquire TECO Energy last month, the company pledged to retain the Tampa-based utility's leadership. But if that does not come to …


Recruiting GE headquarters: Why Florida may not be in the major leagues — yet

Shunning its Connecticut home for a tax-friendlier state, Fortune 100 giant GE recently launched a search for a new site for its headquarters. That decision sparked invitations and promises from m …


STEM jobs: Tampa Bay leads Florida but can it become a bigger tech player?

If becoming a 21st century metro area means having lots of better paying technology-related job opportunities, then Tampa Bay should give itself a pat on the back — and keeping pushing for m …


  1. Something is killing Shell Key's nature preserve — but what is it?


    ON SHELL KEY — Suzi Kinter picked her way down the white sandy beach, noting the stagnant, murky water pooled nearby.

    Aerial photo of Shell Key Island just south of Pass-a-Grille.
  2. The story behind Priatek, the little company with its name on St. Pete's tallest building


    ST. PETERSBURG — Miami has the Four Seasons Hotel and Tower. Atlanta has Bank of America Plaza. Houston has the J.P. Morgan Chase Tower.

    St. Petersburg has Priatek Plaza.


    Priatek acquired naming rights to Pinellas County's tallest building. This is the former Bank of America building at 200 Central Ave. The company, which has about 15 employees and is relatively unknown, makes video game kiosks that reward players with discounts or free items at businesses. LARA CERRI  |   Times 

  3. Tampa Bay's foreclosure rate continues to fall

    Real Estate

    Tampa Bay's foreclosure rate plunged in July but remained higher than the state and national rates.

  4. BayCare hopes to build extensive office in Safety Harbor


    SAFETY HARBOR — Residents weren't shy with their disapproval three years ago when a developer proposed high-end apartments and offices near the city's border with Clearwater.

  5. Here's a list of the 103 stores opening at Tampa Premium Outlets


    WESLEY CHAPEL — Simon Property Group has filled 103 stores in its new Tampa Premium Outlets scheduled to open Oct. 29 in Pasco County.

    Construction workers at the Tampa Premium Outlets work toward completion of the mall for their grand opening on Oct. 29. An inclusive list of the 103 tenants at the mall was released for the first time this week. [LUIS SANTANA  |   Times]