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Convergys Corp. to lay off 375 call center employees this fall

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With St. Petersburg's C1 Bank sale to Bank of the Ozarks, C1 CEO Trevor Burgess unexpectedly resigns

Less than a week after completing the sale of St. Petersburg's C1 Bank to Bank of the Ozarks, C1 CEO Trevor Burgess said he was resigning at the close of business Tuesday to spend time with his hu …

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EverBank, the largest Florida-based bank by deposits, in 'advanced negotiations' to sell

Jacksonville-based EverBank Financial Corp., the largest bank based in Florida by deposits, confirmed this morning that it is in advanced negotiations" to sell itself to an undisclosed bidder. …

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  1. Seniors beware: Insurers can switch you to a Medicare Advantage plan with little warning

    Personal Finance

    Only days after Judy Hanttula came home from the hospital after surgery last November, her doctor's office called with bad news: Records showed that instead of traditional Medicare, she had a private Medicare Advantage plan, and her doctor and hospital were not in its network.

  2. Family trust of Publix founder's daughter gives $800,000 to fight medical marijuana initiative

    Business

    Preparing to again try to defeat a medical-marijuana ballot initiative, the Drug Free Florida Committee received an $800,000 contribution this month from the Carol Jenkins Barnett Family Trust, a newly filed financial disclosure shows.

    Carol Jenkins Barnett.
  3. Scam-central Florida leads country in credit card fraud

    Personal Finance

    Florida doesn't have to worry about losing its reputation as a haven for scamsters and fraudsters of all stripes.

    Despite the shift to new chip-enabled credit and debit cards to thwart large data breaches, some experts think credit card fraud will increase with a rise in online fraud. [File photo: The New York Times]

  4. Spirit Airlines to offer service from Tampa to Akron-Canton

    Airlines

    TAMPA — Spirit Airlines announced new nonstop service to Akron-Canton Airport from four Florida airports, including Tampa International Airport.

    Spirit Airlines is offering nonstop flights from Tampa International Airport to Akron-Canton, Ohio, starting in November.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  5. Tampa's Robbins Property Associates buy 12 apartment complexes worth $400 million

    Real Estate

    Tampa-based Robbins Property Associates and an investment partner have acquired 12 apartment communities in Virginia and North Carolina valued at a total of more than $400 million.

  6. Port Tampa Bay lands new container shipping service

    Business

    TAMPA — A new weekly container shipping service has arrived at Port Tampa Bay.

    Two 16-story  cranes, constructed in China, went into service Friday and will be used in a new service the Port will receive soon. They will allow Port Tampa Bay to serve the wider container ships that travel through the recently expanded Panama Canal. They cost $24 million and were delivered this past spring.
The new cranes will have a reach of 160 feet, the width of 19 cargo containers. New post-Panamax ships can hold 19 containers across their girths. Skip O'Rourke | TIMES