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Tampa Premium Outlets mall tenants identified in building permits

WESLEY CHAPEL — Simon Property Group says it is not yet ready to announce its tenants for the Tampa Premium Outlets mall, but public records filed in Pasco County identify scores of retailer …


C1 Bank CEO sells waterfront lot after owning it less than six months

ST. PETERSBURG — Less than six months after paying $1.8 million for a waterfront St. Petersburg house and demolishing it, the head of C1 Bank and his husband have sold the vacant lot for a $ …


Allegiant Air storing Hamburg Airways planes in Tampa

TAMPA — If you see a Hamburg Airways passenger jet in Tampa Bay skies, don't dust off the lederhosen just yet. Allegiant Air in April purchased three Airbus 320 aircraft for an undiscl …


  1. U.S. probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high


    WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

    Travelers pass through a corridor at Philadelphia International Airport in this file photo. The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion between major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. [AP photo (2013)]
  2. Games, spin-offs are the draw at Colossal Comics in Spring Hill


    SPRING HILL — Comic books aren't comical anymore, admits Andrew Heeley, manager of Colossal Comics, a collectibles shop that came to Spring Hill late last year "because there hasn't been a store here — forever," the 19-year-old said.

    Gabriel Long, right, ponders a move in Magic Elder Dragon Highlander as competitor Joshua Downin riffles cards during casual play time at Colossal Comics in Spring Hill.
  3. Rooftop surf park, wave pool coming to Orlando's International Drive


    Add a surf park with three pools atop a 10-story parking garage to the attention-grabbing features coming to the Skyplex entertainment complex set to open on Orlando's International Drive in about 18 months. Developers have already announced plans for the world's tallest roller coaster, a drop tower attraction, a zip …

     A surfer rides the stationary artificial wave in on a San Diego, Calif., rooftop in 2000. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)
  4. What Greece's debt crisis means for average investors


    Greece caught many investors off guard this past weekend. It closed banks for a week, it announced a referendum that could dictate its future in the eurozone, and it may be nearing default.

    Customers line up to use an ATM at a closed bank in Athens, Greece, on Tuesday. The government has shut the banks and restricted cash withdrawals.
  5. Top Tampa Fire Rescue official retires after quarrelling over evaluation, saying money was missing


    TAMPA — A Tampa Fire Rescue assistant chief retired last week after quarreling with Chief Tom Forward about a performance evaluation and a cash fund the assistant chief said was missing thousands of dollars.

    Michael M. Gonzalez retired last week from his position as Tampa assistant fire chief.
  6. Robots are coming for your job, unless you are in health care

    Working Life

    If you are reading this from the cubicle of your white-collar workplace, Martin Ford is pretty sure that a robot is coming to take your job. But the Silicon Valley software entrepreneur and author of the new book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, also sees hope for society if it …

    Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots, poses for a portrait on June 3, 2015 outside his office in Sunnyvale, Calif. Ford wrote about how automation will affect white-collar jobs and the economy.  (Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group/TNS)
  7. DisneyQuest in Downtown Disney to be replaced by NBA attraction


    DisneyQuest — a landmark of Downtown Disney for 17 years — will close next year to make room for an NBA attraction, the Orlando Sentinel is reporting.

    DisneyQuest in Downtown Disney will close next year to make way for an NBA attraction.
  8. This list says these companies are the worst employers

    Working Life

    Express Scripts, the St. Louis-based pharmacy benefits management company that laid off hundreds of workers at its Tampa facility this year, just won another dubious distinction.

    A survey found that Express Scripts, which recently had layoffs in Tampa, finished as the nation’s worst place to work among larger companies.