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NHTSA airbag warning of particular concern to Florida drivers (w/ list)

ORLANDO — Hien Tran lay dying in intensive care this month after a car accident, as detectives searched for clues about the apparent stab wounds in her neck. An unlikely breakthrough a …

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TECO Energy announces agreement to sell its coal mining operations

Tampa-based TECO Energy announced an agreement Monday to sell its coal subsidiary in a $170 million deal that is expected to close by the end of the year. TECO, the parent company of Tampa E …

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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. 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
  2. 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 …

  3. 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]
  4. Luxury downtown Tampa apartments Crescent Bayshore sold

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — Crescent Bayshore, a new luxury apartment complex adjacent to Hyde Park with views of Hillsborough Bay, has been sold for $111.5 million.

    An artist's rendering from the Crescent Bayshore website. [crescentbayshore.com]
  5. TECO Energy announces agreement to sell its coal mining operations

    Energy

    Tampa-based TECO Energy announced an agreement Monday to sell its coal subsidiary in a $170 million deal that is expected to close by the end of the year.

    CEO John Ramil says the sale will complete TECO’s return to its core businesses.
  6. With market in turmoil, here's what you should do

    Personal Finance

    The recent tremors in the stock and bond markets are unnerving — and may leave average investors feeling as if they should be doing something to protect themselves.

    New York Times
  7. Hiring a nanny? Take care of the taxes

    Personal Finance

    Paying the wages of a nanny or babysitter is expensive on its own. But if you're hiring a nanny for the first time, be sure not to forget another important expense: taxes.

  8. PolitiFact: Have four million women fallen into poverty the last six years?

    Business

    The statement

    Four million women have fallen into poverty in the last six years.

    David Perdue, in a debate

    The ruling

    Republican candidate for U.S. Senate David Perdue speaks during a debate, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Perry, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman) GADG109
  9. Roger Altman tells Tampa clients there's little to fear on the economic horizon

    Markets

    TAMPA — The gloom of a rugged couple of weeks on Wall Street hung heavy when famed financial adviser, investor and pundit Roger Altman rolled into Tampa last week.

    “I think there’s a good chance we’ll all look back at this volatility as the market correction that was due,” Roger Altman said last week.
  10. Recalls include cars, kids' sandals, pumpkin seed pesto

    Features

    Chrysler vehicles

    Company: Chrysler Group LLC.

    Quantity: 470,000.

    Why? The alternator can fail, causing the engine to stall.