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Pinellas Commissioners opt for flexibility on bed tax spending

CLEARWATER — Pinellas County commissioners set a goal Tuesday to spend the lion's share of next year's tourist tax dollars on advertising rather than building projects. But they stoppe …


Vinik-Cascade project hires Dallas parking company for Amalie Arena lots

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik's real estate venture has hired a Dallas-based parking company to handle lots during games, concerts and other events at Amalie Arena. Park …


Shares of Pinellas County's Tech Data sink on lower-than-expected earnings

Shares of Pinellas County's Tech Data sank Tuesday as the company reported lower-than-expected earnings and slumping sales figures. Tampa Bay's largest public company by revenue notched prof …


  1. A Chevy in Japan is indeed a rare sight. But why?



    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump's presidential campaign hinges on Americans who share Trump's assessment that the United States is losing all over the world.

    A man drives an old but tricked-out Chevy Impala on the streets of Shibuya, a Tokyo neighborhood. American cars are a pretty rare novelty on Japanese roads.
  2. Deaf business owners overcome obstacles and prejudice



    Soon after customers arrive at Mozzeria for the first time, they notice something's different about the restaurant: Virtually every staffer is deaf.

    Mozzeria co-owner Melody Stein, left, and Sabrina Ferguson make pizzas at the restaurant in San Francisco. Mozzeria owners Russ and Melody Stein as well as their employees are deaf. They have the same skills as people who hear, Russ Stein says.
  3. Apple Pay expands as it vies for broader acceptance


    NEW YORK — Apple's year-old mobile-payments service is expanding to more countries, banks and merchants as it faces growing competition and some challenges before it becomes as commonplace as plastic cards.

  4. Cybersecurity researchers warn of new, stealthy malware to steal card data

    Personal Finance

    Just as millions of Americans are getting into the holiday shopping spirit, cybersecurity researchers are warning about a stealthy malware aimed at stealing credit card and debit card numbers from retailers.

  5. David Lazarus: A 'tantrum' over low profits


    UnitedHealth Group, the country's largest private health insurer, has discovered that sick people tend to go to the doctor. And that means bills to pay. And that's bad for the company's bottom line.