The front entrance of the Seminole Mall can be seen from Park Boulevard.  SCOTT KEELER | Times

Developer proposes razing Seminole Mall, building new shopping mecca

SEMINOLE — After almost 10 years of wishing, hoping and speculating, residents and business owners finally got a peek at Seminole Mall's possible future Tuesday night. The North American Development Group and Primerica Group One presented a conceptual design that shows a transformation of the 39-plus-acre property. …


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  1. Protect yourself from identity theft

    Personal Finance

    NEW YORK — It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which operates 2,900 stores in the U.S., said it is working with federal investigators to look into …

  2. ConocoPhillips has the best 401(k) plan, Facebook the worst

    Working Life

    WASHINGTON — For most workers, an employer-provided 401(k) is the primary retirement savings vehicle.

  3. China meat scandal spreads to Starbucks, Burger King


    BEIJING — A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan, where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets.

    Customers enjoy their meal near an advertisement claiming to use 100 percent beef at a McDonald's restaurant in Beijing Tuesday, July 22, 2014. China's food safety agency on Tuesday announced a nationwide inspection of processing factories and meat suppliers used by a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's and KFC. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) XHG102
  4. Attorney general candidate urges PSC to reject proposals to gut energy conservation goals


    Florida Attorney General candidate George Sheldon on Tuesday urged state regulators to reject proposals by Florida power companies to slash their energy conservation goals.

  5. Florida sues failed Digital Domain to recoup millions in taxpayer funds


    The state of Florida filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to recoup millions of taxpayer dollars provided to the failed Digital Domain film visual effects company, the Associated Press reported. The lawsuit was filed by the Department of Economic Opportunity in St. Lucie County Circuit Court against Digital Domain Media …

  6. Pinellas County real estate transactions for July 25

    Real Estate


    5 S Pine Cir., to Brendan J. Murphy & Mary Jane Murphy by James P. Powell, $630,000, 06-27-2014.


  7. Raymond James seeks $800,000 from ex-advisor who allegedly swindled client


    Raymond James Financial Services seeks more than $800,000 from a former financial advisor the St. Petersburg investment firm claims swindled a 96-year-old client suffering from dementia. According to Financial Advisor magazine, Raymond James last week asked a federal court to freeze the assets of advisor Jo Ellen …

  8. Orange juice retail sales fall to new low


    U.S. orange-juice retail sales fell to the lowest level on record as consumers continue to turn away from the breakfast beverage. U.S. consumers bought 36.11 million gallons of orange juice in the four weeks ended July 5, down 8.3 percent from a similar period a year ago, according to Nielsen data published by the …

    People just aren't drinking orange juice like they used to. [Florida Department of Citrus]
  9. Construction delays push St. Petersburg Trader Joe's opening to 2015


    Don't count on celebrating the holidays with a bottle of Two Buck Chuck from the new Trader Joe's on Fourth Street N in St. Petersburg. The much-anticipated 12,000-square-foot store under construction between 28th and 27th avenues N won't open until next year. "Due to construction delays we are opening in 2015," said …

    Construction continues Tuesday morning on the new Trader Joe’s on Fourth Street N at 28th Avenue in St. Petersburg.
  10. State Rep. Janet Cruz holds job fair on Wednesday in Tampa

    Working Life

    TAMPA — State Rep. Janet Cruz will host her fifth annual Job Fair today, according to a press release. More than 90 businesses with open positions will be represented at the free event. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Higgins Hall, 5225 N Himes Ave. in Tampa.