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Tampa Bay home sales and prices climbed in September

Planning to sell a house? Now might be the time. Sales of single-family homes in the Tampa Bay area in September jumped nearly 11 percent over the same period last year. The median sales pri …

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Tampa Port Authority votes to delay trolley subsidy

TAMPA — The Tampa Port Authority voted Tuesday to delay paying a six-figure subsidy to the city's struggling trolley until its nonprofit operator, Tampa Historic Streetcar Inc., shows the bo …

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Group offers cash, free dinner to Duke Energy protesters

Still hoping for a refund from Duke Energy Florida for the $3.45 its customers pay each month for a nuclear plant the utility decided not to build? Don't expect Duke to fork over the money. …

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  1. PolitiFact: Viral claim says IRS will be delaying tax refunds, but it's fake news

    Business

    Readers recently forwarded PolitiFact a claim they had begun seeing in their in-box — and which their friends were believing. It was a link to a story headlined, "2014 Federal Tax Refunds To Be Delayed Until October 2015."

  2. VLOC to close Trinity plant, eliminating 55 jobs

    Working Life

    Optics manufacturer VLOC will close its Trinity manufacturing plant, idling 55 workers, the company disclosed in a layoff notice filed with state regulators.

  3. Tampa Bay auto dealers warn of delays to replace defective airbags

    Autos

    As service director at Toyota of Tampa Bay, Jason Faiella has endured his share of auto parts recalls. An email alert Tuesday morning from Honda Motor Services convinced him this one was different.

    After federal safety regulators on Monday took the unusual step of urging owners of more than 5 million vehicles to “act immediately” to get the airbags fixed, consumers swamped dealers and regulators Tuesday with questions. 
  4. Convergent Capital Partners pays $10.5 million for St. Pete office space

    Real Estate

    Convergent Capital Partners confirmed Tuesday that it paid $10.5 million for the former headquarters of bankrupt Universal Health Care in downtown St. Petersburg.

  5. Triad Retail Media CEO steps down

    Business

    Greg Murtagh, founder of Triad Retail Media, is stepping down as CEO of the St. Petersburg company to pursue other opportunities.

    Greg Murtagh, founder of Triad Retail Media, is stepping down as CEO of the St. Petersburg company to pursue other opportunities. [Company photo]
  6. Tampa Bay home sales and prices climbed in September

    Real Estate

    Planning to sell a house? Now might be the time.

    Single-family home sales were up nearly 11 percent over the same period last year.
  7. Tampa Port Authority votes to delay trolley subsidy

    Economic Development

    TAMPA — The Tampa Port Authority voted Tuesday to delay paying a six-figure subsidy to the city's struggling trolley until its nonprofit operator, Tampa Historic Streetcar Inc., shows the board a new business plan to turn around the streetcar system.

    TP_333948_WALL_streetcar_1 (02/01/2011 Tampa) LEDE: Conductor Joe Del Vecchio (CQ) welcomes passengers on the new extension of the TECO Streetcar Line at the Whiting Street station, which is colorfully lit in the backround. On Monday officials celebrated the grand opening of the station, which started operating in Dec. The $5.3 million project was funded mostly by federal funds, and links downtown Tampa to residential areas, restaurants, hotels and entertainment. The one-third mile extension makes the entire line 2.7 miles long with an eleventh station at Whiting Street.  [DANIEL WALLACE, Times]
  8. Group offers cash, free dinner to Duke Energy protesters

    Energy

    Still hoping for a refund from Duke Energy Florida for the $3.45 its customers pay each month for a nuclear plant the utility decided not to build?

    Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano
  9. Survey: Florida second only to Texas as having best business climate

    Economic Development

    Florida came in second to Texas as having the best business climate in a new survey of corporate executives released Monday at the International Economic Development Council's annual conference. Texas easily trumped all comers, picked by 49.7 percent of 356 execs as having the best climate. Florida, with 18.1 percent of …

  10. Trigaux: Tampa Bay needs to attract the 'Young and the Restless'

    Economic Development

    Tampa Bay ought to pool its smartest demographic and marketing experts and come up with a fresh, focused campaign to recruit well-educated young adults to this metro area. That will work, of course, only if we can offer more and better jobs here. Those jobs are coming, but too slowly.

    Sasha Gandolfo, 24, and Samson Adams, 23, enjoy an afternoon workout Monday at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa.  "The downtown area is great because this is where all of our friends are, and people our age live. There are a lot of restaurants and places to hang out," said Gandolfo. [DEMETRIUS FREEMAN   |   Times]