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Trigaux: To keep up with Netflix and Walt Disney Co., Tampa Bay companies need better benefits

Every year, the Tampa Bay Times works with an outside consulting firm to help identify many of the "top workplaces" in the Tampa Bay area. The next annual rankings are expected to appear in …


Traffic at Tampa International Airport should get better soon

Overnight parking is available again in the short-term parking garage at Tampa International Airport, and passengers can expect to see more normal traffic patterns by the end of the month. T …


  1. Seeking gangster lore, bidders crowd auction of Santo Trafficante's possessions

    Real Estate


    Originally, it was Dom for the Don. Now a new owner can decide whether to open a 1975 bottle of Dom Perignon that once belonged to the late Tampa mob boss Santo Trafficante Jr.

    Auctioneer Joseph Magnani tracks the bidding during the auction that included items from Santo Trafficante Jr.’s estate at Joseph’s Auction Gallery in St. Petersburg on Saturday evening.
  2. Think carefully before taking lump-sum pension payments

    Personal Finance

    Companies are increasingly offering retirees and former employees the option of taking their pensions in a lump-sum payment, rather than as a traditional monthly payment over a lifetime.

  3. Airlines reap record profits, and passengers get peanuts


    Helped by falling oil prices, airlines are reporting record profits, but for many passengers this sudden bonanza has meant little more than extra bags of free peanuts and pretzels.

    A Southwest Airlines flight takes off  Jan. 26 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. For all of 2015, Southwest earned a record $2.18 billion, up 92 percent from 2014, on revenue of $19.8 billion. The airline's full-year fuel savings were $1.68 billion. [Associated Press]
  4. TeBella Tea Co. continues expansion by opening in St. Petersburg's Station House


    It's pretty easy to drink local in the Tampa Bay area these days.

    Abigail St. Clair, owner of TeBella Tea Co., shown at her new location at the Station House in St. Petersburg, began with a store on Davis Islands in 2010. 
  5. Here's how to get free help in filing your income taxes

    Personal Finance

    Taxpayers have several options for getting free help to prepare and send their income tax returns during this year's filing season.