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U.S. employers add 223,000 jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 percent

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. The numbers show the job market moving close to full health a …

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What 'drives' Tampa Bay business market? A quest to shed a bland brand

What would happen if "Tampa Bay" was trying to pitch itself as a compelling partner on Match.com? What would stand out? How could this place sell itself competitively when compared to the better-k …

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Coffee company's past financial problems not discussed by aviation board

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority board had a full house for its regular meeting Thursday at Tampa International Airport, as many anticipated that board members would discus …

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  1. Check insurance coverage when renting a car

    Banking

    Before heading out on summer vacation in a rental car, it's a good idea to check what insurance coverage you already have before opting to buy expensive protection at the car rental counter.

  2. Groundbreaking design shakes up motorcycle helmet industry

    Autos

    BREA, Calif. — Bob Weber had a small but simple plan. He wanted to design a safer helmet for dirt bikers.

    Former pro dirt biker Bob Weber, with one of the motorcycle helmets produced by his Brea, Calif., company, 6D, set out to redesign helmets to protect riders from the concussions and brain injuries that can occur in lower-speed accidents.
  3. Mergers and acquisitions at frenzied pace in 2015

    Corporate

    NEW YORK — Dealmakers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega mergers drove the frenzy.

  4. Heads of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could collect up to $4 million yearly in pay

    Banking

    WASHINGTON — The chief executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could collect up to $4 million a year in pay as a result of new government rules that ease restrictions on the leaders' compensation six years after the mortgage finance giants received huge bailouts to cover losses suffered during the housing …

    Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton
  5. Reddit moderators shut down parts of site over employee's dismissal

    Business

    Hundreds of sections of Reddit, the popular online message board, were down early Friday in what appeared to be a protest by many of the sites moderators after the abrupt dismissal of a high-ranking employee in the company.

    Hundreds of sections of Reddit, the popular online message board, were down early Friday in what appeared to be a protest by many of the sites moderators after the abrupt dismissal of a high-ranking employee in the company. The move affected nearly 300 individual discussion areas - so-called subreddits that focus on individual topics like technology, art and business. Subreddits are generally moderated by self-appointed members of the community, not official Reddit employees. The shutdowns, which began Thursday evening, appeared to be expanding rapidly Friday. They began shortly after Victoria Taylor, Reddit's director of talent, was dismissed Thursday afternoon. 

  6. Aetna to buy Humana in $37 billion deal

    Business

    The health insurer Aetna said Friday that it had agreed to acquire its smaller rival Humana for $37 billion in cash and stock, signaling the start of what may become a flurry of consolidation in the sector.

  7. Top U.S. auto safety regulator says Chrysler to face sanctions

    Autos

    WASHINGTON — The chief U.S. auto safety regulator says Fiat Chrysler will face sanctions for violating safety laws in multiple recalls.

  8. Whole Foods takes blame for 'inadvertent' mispricing

    Retail

    A week after a New York City investigation found that Whole Foods Market stores were overcharging for prepackaged products, the company's co-chief executives admitted pricing mistakes were made.