Scattered Clouds86° WeatherScattered Clouds86° Weather


A variety of fruits and vegetables, displayed at a market, are the types of foods that increase the score on a healthy-eating index, but at times they’re not as readily available in poor areas.Associated Press

U.S. eating habits continue to decline among poor

CHICAGO — Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found. On an index of healthy eating where a perfect score is 110, U.S. adults averaged just 40 poin …


Special report: Tampa Bay's Top 100 Workplaces

Want to know what makes a great company? More than 30,000 local employees told us the secrets. Meet some of the workers and the three winners. They are all a part of the Tampa Bay's Top 100 Workplaces.

  1. Florida trails smaller states as an exporter of goods


    Goods exported from Florida supported more than 275,000 jobs last year, putting it on the top 10 list but below a handful of much smaller states, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

  2. Pinellas County real estate transactions for Sept. 5

    Real Estate


    200 Ocala Rd., to David L. Frecker & Carol A. Frecker by Joann Alfriend & Brian Smith, $570,000, 06-27-2014.

  3. One Call Care laying off 99 in Tampa

    Working Life

    One Call Care Management plans to lay off 99 workers and close its Tampa facility, according to a layoff noticed filed with the state.

  4. Centerplate removes CEO after dog-kicking scandal (w/video)


    A food distributor with bay area ties has announced the resignation and replacement of its CEO in the wake of a viral video showing him repeatedly kicking a dog on an elevator.

    Centerplate announced Tuesday morning that CEO Desmond Hague had resigned from the company. [Centerplate]
  5. In ranks of selling real estate, a scarcity of black Realtors and brokers

    Real Estate

    When Marcus Martin looks back on his years selling commercial real estate in Tampa, he's struck by how unusual that was.

    Veteran Realtor Fayola Goldstone, 36, has already sold twice as many homes this year as the typical U.S. Realtor does in a year.
  6. Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage


    HAVANA — Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.

    A man prepares to lift a large TV to a taxi as he helps a traveler who arrived from the United States at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Monday. Cuba has clamped down on the total value of goods allowed into the country.
  7. Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel folds after two years


    ATLANTIC CITY — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel.

    Its casino will close this morning.

    Guests leave the lobby of Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City NJ on Monday, Sept 1, 2014, after it closed its hotel. Revel is one of three Atlantic City casinos that will have shut down in a two-week period ending Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)  RPWP103
  8. For Zara clothing retailer, lesson to be learned from Nazi shirt controversy


    Trendy clothing store Zara landed in a world of trouble last week over its release of a children's pajama top that resembles a Nazi concentration camp uniform.

    Trendy clothing store Zara landed in a world of trouble last week over its release of a striped children's pajama top billed as a "sheriff" shirt that resembles a Nazi concentration camp uniform. []
  9. YouTube star helps Mental Floss online as other magazines struggle


    For decades, magazine editors often relied on a handful of maxims to attract readers: Pretty is better than ugly; film stars outsell television and music stars; anything sells better than politics; and nothing sells better than a dead celebrity.

    Mangesh Hattikudur, left, and Will Pearson, co-founders of Mental Floss, at the magazine‚€™s offices in New York, Aug. 28, 2014. Mental Floss, a quirky 13-year-old title specializing in facts, trivia and quizzes, has become one of the industry‚€™s biggest success stories by deploying a secret weapon -- John Green, the author and YouTube star. (Michael Appleton/The New York Times) XNYT35
  10. All you need are 24 indicators to understand the labor market

    Working Life

    WASHINGTON — There was a time when the unemployment rate was good enough.