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Florida unemployment rate falls to 5.6 percent

Florida's unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent in December, cementing a strong year of recovery in the jobs market. The rate, down from November's 5.8 percent, is now the lowest since April 2008. …

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Home sales in Pinellas and Hillsborough finish 2014 with a flurry

After a sluggish start to 2014, home sales in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties finished with a bang in December in another sign the housing market is well on its way to a full recovery. Sa …

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As Tampa Bay tech firms scramble for talent, boot camp aims to boost supply

At one of Tampa Bay's largest technology companies, 116 Tech Data Corp. employees report to marketing vice president Angie Beltz. But only seven of them hold technology degrees. Beltz rattle …

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  1. The doctor will see you now … via laptop

    Personal Finance

    CHICAGO

    it was 11:45 a.m. and Dr. Christopher Bailey's laptop was chirping, indicating a patient was on the line.

    Screen grab from Docotr on Demand website. For Business story 01/26/15
  2. Consumers no longer need the best credit to get best T-Mobile offers

    Personal Finance

    T-Mobile doesn't want bad credit scores to prevent customers from getting the best deals on its smartphones anymore.

  3. TurboTax offers rebate to unhappy customers

    News

    Intuit, the maker of TurboTax software, apologized after an onslaught of consumer complaints about the unexpected need to buy an upgrade this year for some types of filings.

  4. Lao Conference of Churches moving headquarters to St. Petersburg

    Real Estate

    It's not quite the relocation Tampa Bay business leaders have been expecting. But it's a relocation nonetheless.

    Though valued at nearly $1.8 million, the Lao conference got the buildings for $200,000.
  5. Solutions column: Dealing with viruses, malware

    Business

    Last week I found a virus on my laptop. While it was active, every time I went from one Web page to another, it would contain a spurious popup identifying itself as a financial assistance ad. I used Malwarebytes to quarantine the virus. Apparently every time I had gotten that fake ad popup, it saved a DLL file. …

  6. PolitiFact: President's claim on unemployment rate is true, but has caveats

    Business

    The statement

    "Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis."

    President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) CAP146
  7. Tampa Bay Partnership enters makeover mode ahead of CEO search

    Economic Development

    The Tampa Bay Partnership is in makeover mode.

    Chairman Brian Lamb says the partnership will be more accountable.
  8. Odd coalition prepares to pressure lawmakers on solar power

    Energy

    Conservative solar proponents to Florida lawmakers: Where do you stand on support for rooftop solar?

  9. Four forecasts for Tampa Bay in 2015

    Business

    It's that time of year in Florida. January ushers in playoff football, Northern visitors and, as always, a flurry of economic and political predictions about the year ahead.

    Steve Cona III, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors’ Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
  10. Lawmaker joins calls for repeal of nuclear advance fee with new bill

    Energy

    State Rep. Larry Ahern, R-Seminole, this week filed legislation to repeal the so-called nuclear advance fee that allowed Duke Energy Florida and Florida Power & Light to collect money from their customers before new plants come online.

  11. Home sales in Pinellas and Hillsborough finish 2014 with a flurry

    Real Estate

    After a sluggish start to 2014, home sales in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties finished with a bang in December in another sign the housing market is well on its way to a full recovery.

  12. As Tampa Bay tech firms scramble for talent, boot camp aims to boost supply

    Business

    At one of Tampa Bay's largest technology companies, 116 Tech Data Corp. employees report to marketing vice president Angie Beltz. But only seven of them hold technology degrees.

    Angela Beltz, vice president of Cisco solutions group at Clearwater's Tech Data Corp.  Photos courtesy of Tech Data Corp.
  13. Florida unemployment rate falls to 5.6 percent

    Working Life

    Florida's unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent in December, cementing a strong year of recovery in the jobs market. The rate, down from November's 5.8 percent, is now the lowest since April 2008.

    Jesse Panuccio
  14. Seven ideas advance to next stage in choosing new St. Petersburg Pier

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — The field of eight proposed concepts for a rebirth of the city's Pier has been narrowed by one.

    The Crescent featured a sail-shaped building with multiple layers for features like a ballroom, restaurant, event space, theater and observatory. [ahha! - New Quarter]
  15. 'BMW, go park yourself' (w/ video)

    Autos

    Technology may soon render another skill superfluous: parking a car. Sensors and software promise to free owners from parking angst, turning vehicles into robotic chauffeurs, dropping off drivers and then parking themselves, no human intervention required.

    New York Times
BMW has created a system in the BMW i3 that actually obeys when a driver says to the car, "Go park yourself," and many other companies are working on similar technology.