Target hackers difficult to identify

WASHINGTON — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems in December. But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who stole about 40 million debit and credit card numbers of Target shoppers, and …


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  1. Tampa businesses recognized for sustainability



    Oyster shells from Anise Gastro Global Bar, once destined for a landfill, have gone back underwater to provide homes for new oysters. • The bar also put up a vertical garden earlier this month. • At Moxies Cafe, a spoon-washing station, its water constantly running, is gone. Now baristas use a …

    At home, Pham grows herbs, sugar cane, lemons and limes, which she incorporates into dishes at Bamboozle. 
  2. Florida's unemployment rate inches up to 6.3 percent

    Working Life

    Florida's unemployment rate inched up from 6.2 percent to 6.3 percent in March, ending a remarkable 42-month streak in which the rate has either dropped or stayed unchanged.

  3. Advocates press for access to secret scores on consumers

    Personal Finance

    Consumers won access to their credit scores more than a decade ago, after advocates voiced concerns over errors and lending bias.

  4. Performance, horsepower drive muscle car popularity


    NEW YORK — Who says America has lost its muscle?

    The 2015 Dodge Challenger draws a crowd after its introduction Thursday at the New York International Auto Show.
  5. Wal-Mart undercutting market with money-transfer business

    Personal Finance

    NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money-transfer business.

  6. Target hackers difficult to identify

    Personal Finance

    WASHINGTON — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems in December.

  7. Lloyd's of London dramatically lowers its flood insurance rates in Florida


    Here's something that might shock many Tampa Bay homeowners:

    Flood insurance rates are falling.

    For $250,000 of coverage, the National Flood Insurance Program from FEMA quoted a rate of $4,846 for this home in the Shores Acres section of St. Petersburg. The Lloyds of London rate for this home was $2,123.
  8. Hillsborough real estate transactions for April 20

    Real Estate


    611 Mirabay Blvd., to April Flora by Leslie A. Perkins & Leslie A. Perkins Trustee, $475,000, 03-10-2014.

  9. A side business as a way to gain financial security

    Working Life

    In the height of the recession, as new rounds of layoffs were announced on what seemed like a daily basis, I was grappling with motherhood. Staring at my newborn daughter's face, I felt overwhelmed with the responsibility. The job market only worsened my anxiety. What would we do if I were to suddenly lose my job, or if …

  10. Bill Edwards buys prime downtown St. Petersburg block

    Economic Development

    ST. PETERSBURG — Bill Edwards strikes again. He's just bought an entire downtown city block with virtually unlimited development options for $12 million.

    The property is known as the Tropicana block because of the pink Tropicana office building.