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Aerospace and defense contractor Orbital ATK closing Clearwater facility

Orbital ATK, a Virginia-based aerospace and defense firm, plans to close a Clearwater manufacturing facility by spring, a decision based at least in part on lessened U.S. defense spending, the com …

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Construction on refrigerated warehouse at Port Tampa Bay to begin next year

Officials with Port Tampa Bay announced Monday that construction on a 130,000-square-foot refrigerated warehouse will begin early next year. The $19.1 million warehouse will employ 50 full-t …

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Florida Bar under fire for hiring public relations firm for nearly $100,000

The Florida Bar has touched off a new brouhaha among the state's lawyers, this time by hiring a Miami public relations firm for $96,000 a year to advance "positive campaign messages." Critic …

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  1. U.S. stocks close out their worst month in 3 years

    Markets

    NEW YORK — August was a brutal month for investors.

    Trading volume, which typically slows in summer, spiked in August as selling intensified. Here, trader Gregory Rowe, left, consults with specialist Neil Gallagher last week on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. [Associated Press] 
  2. Macy's enters outlet arena with Backstage stores

    Retail

    NEW YORK — Macy's has an answer to T.J. Maxx and other stores that sell deeply discounted designer brands.

    Last-minute work takes place last week at the Macy’s Backstage store in New York.
  3. Yachts getting so big they break the old rules

    Business

    FORT LAUDERDALE

    No one ever thought pleasure boats would get this big.

    The largest yacht ever to dock at Fort Lauderdale’s Bahia Mar marina is a 312-footer named Kismet associated with Pakistani-American billionaire Shahid Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars professional football team.
  4. Florida Bar under fire for hiring public relations firm for nearly $100,000

    Business

    The Florida Bar has touched off a new brouhaha among the state's lawyers, this time by hiring a Miami public relations firm for $96,000 a year to advance "positive campaign messages."

    Florida Bar president Ram?n Abadin 
says he didn’t take a stance on reciprocity but wanted to open talks.
  5. Aerospace and defense contractor Orbital ATK closing Clearwater facility

    Business

    Orbital ATK, a Virginia-based aerospace and defense firm, plans to close a Clearwater manufacturing facility by spring, a decision based at least in part on lessened U.S. defense spending, the company said Monday.