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Tech Data emerges as key LGBT rights activist as antidiscrimination bill dies

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Florida adds 17,900 private sector jobs in January

Florida's private employers added 17,900 jobs in January — an increase of 3,900 jobs compared with the same month in 2015. The state added the largest number of private sector jobs (3,800) i …

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Major Madeira Beach development moves forward

MADEIRA BEACH — Despite protests from more than 50 residents Monday night, the planning commission unanimously approved an $80 million development project that could add thousands of cars to …

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  1. A behind the scenes look at the estate sale business

    News

    For collectors, antique dealers and garden-variety bargain hunters, there are few happier ways to spend an hour or two than hitting an estate sale. On almost every weekend in the Tampa Bay area you can find a house somewhere with dozens of people impatiently waiting for the door to open and the thrill of the hunt to …

    Carol Cadden, Interbay Estate Sales, prices items prior to a recent estate sale on Snell Isle, St. Petersburg. (SCOTT KEELER   |   Times)
  2. Publix prepared to take on new states while defending its home turf

    Retail

    In September 2012, Publix Super Markets announced it would expand by opening stores in North Carolina. The first one opened near Charlotte in February 2014.

    Publix employee Anthony DeJesus stocks the yogurt shelves in the early morning before the store opens on Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 2016, at the Britton Plaza Publix in Tampa. (ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times)
  3. Kriseman picks Tampa firm to operate Pier District

    News

    ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman has picked the firm he wants to manage the new $66 million Pier District when it opens in 2018.

  4. India giant Wipro's $460 million deal for HealthPlan Services spotlights area tech firms

    Corporate

    A major tech company in India just agreed to buy a Tampa health care IT firm for a healthy $460 million in a deal that shows Tampa Bay's rising technology market is very much on the global radar.

  5. TECO, airport unveil 2 megawatt solar array that can power 250 homes

    Energy

    TAMPA

    Tampa Electric and Tampa International Airport unveiled Thursday a 2 megawatt solar array that produces enough energy daily to power 250 homes, the utility's first major solar project.

    The recently completed 2 megawatt solar array at Tampa International Airport's south economy parking garage generates enough electricity to power 250 homes. The $6million project was unveiled Thursday by the airport and TECO. [WILLIAM R. LEVESQUE | Times]