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Florida unemployment stays flat in June amid hiring slowdown

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Ex-Trump University executives are now guiding a Tampa academy

TAMPA — Two current executives of a Tampa health care career academy previously served as executives at Trump University, the now-shuttered institute founded by the Republican presidential n …

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Take a look at how the biggest companies in Florida and Tampa Bay are driving the economy

What do e-commerce firm Triad Retail Media, document imaging business Dex Imaging, Heritage Insurance Holdings and beverage maker Cott Corp. have in common? They are among a handful of large …

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  1. First Florida home delivery of medical marijuana made in Pasco County

    Health

    TALLAHASSEE — The first organization authorized to dispense medical marijuana in Florida has made its first home delivery.

  2. PolitiFact: Statement that lowest percentage of Americans in 40 years have a job is mostly true

    Business

    The statement

    "We have the lowest percentage of Americans actually holding a job in 40 years."

    CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18:  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) 655469503
  3. Take a look at the size of the new $24 million gantry cranes at Port Tampa Bay

    Business

    TAMPA — After months of assembly and testing, two enormous gantry cranes at Port Tampa Bay have been readied to unload bigger and heavier container cargo ships.

    Port Tampa Bay’s new gantry cranes, built in China, are more than 300 feet tall with a reach of 174 feet. Officials hope the cranes lure the wider container ships that travel through the recently expanded Panama Canal.
  4. The plan by Jeff Vinik and his partners to reshape Tampa still lacks one key thing: a name

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — Next month, $35 million worth of infrastructure and roadway construction will begin on the project that will transform downtown Tampa. Roads will be extended, sidewalks widened and more on-street parking will be added.

    A new aerial rendering of the $2 billion redevelopment project that Jeff Vinik and Strategic Property Partners plan on 40 acres around Amalie Arena.
  5. Back-to-school spending expected to rise 10 percent from last year; Target is hiring

    Retail

    TAMPA — The back-to-school shopping season is upon us, and it's gearing up to be a big one.

  6. Campy, gay-friendly Hamburger Mary's comes to St. Petersburg in August

    Food & Dining

    ST. PETERSBURG — Mary is coming to town.

    Kenny Lawson performs in a drag show at the Hamburger Mary’s in Clearwater in May.