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After two incidents in about a month, a CSX vice president told Dade City officials trains won’t block city streets while awaiting a crew change.Pasco County Sheriff’s Office

CSX official apologizes, pledges trains won't block Dade City streets

DADE CITY — A high-ranking official for railroad giant CSX made a public apology to the Dade City Commission on Tuesday for two train stoppages in recent weeks that snarled traffic in the city. On July 11, a CSX crew stopped a train to make a federally mandated shift change. The stop blocked several intersections o …


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    For some teenagers, wearing last season's jeans will always be unthinkable.

    Caitlin Haywood, 15, with her cousin Richard Reaves, 13, says she uses her phone to shop for clothes instead of going to the stores themselves.
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    The way you come across to an interviewer or employer sends a powerful message about you and how much you care about the job search process.

  3. U.S. economy grew at brisk rate in second quarter


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  4. Career Q&A: Painful waiting game with job recruiter

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    Q: I do not understand how recruiters can be so thoughtless. After a networking contact gave my resume to a recruiter for a large local company, I received an email expressing interest in my background and suggesting possible times for a phone interview.

  5. Sticking with New Tampa headquarters, Syniverse's new CEO preps for global growth


    Under newly named interim CEO Steve Gray, Syniverse is on the move.

    Steve Gray says the company is committed to New Tampa.
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