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Report: Lifestyle Lift cosmetic surgery centers considering bankruptcy

Lifestyle Lift, a nationwide chain of 50-plus cosmetic surgery centers with locations in Tampa and seven other Florida cities, shut down the majority of its business and said it is considering fil …

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Duke Energy proposal could cost customers more in the long run

Duke Energy Florida on Monday said it wants to suspend most of the remaining nuclear charge on customers' bills for the canceled Levy County nuclear plant until it resolves a half-billion lawsuit …

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Once at vanguard in aging, Florida now leader in racial diversity

A New York economic consultant speaking last month to business leaders in Tampa tried to make a joke about all the "PMS" in the room — a poke at the dominance of "pale, male and stale" aging …

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  1. Deal on St. Pete Beach development rules may be finalized on Monday

    Local Government

    ST. PETE BEACH — The long and expensive wars over development rules here may end Monday when the commission takes a final vote on changes to the city's comprehensive plan.

  2. U.S. auto sales up in February despite freezing, snowy weather

    Autos

    DETROIT — Freezing temperatures and drifts of snow took a small bite out of U.S. auto sales in February, but most automakers still reported gains, thanks to the strong economy.

  3. Body camera maker Taser has financial ties to police chiefs

    Corporate

    Taser International, the stun gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions.

    Pasco County sheriff’s deputy Kristina Perez wears a body camera. More departments are using devices supplied by Taser, which recently signed a deal with Tampa police.
  4. Arrivals at Tampa International Airport: Victoria's Secret? Spanx? HSN?

    Economic Development

    TAMPA — The new retail options vying to do business at the renovated Tampa International Airport include Guess, HSN, the PGA, Quiksilver, Spanx, Tommy Bahama, Tumi, Victoria's Secret — and Beanie Babies.

    Tampa International Airport is revamping all of its dining and shopping options. This is an artist's rendering of a proposed Guess store for Airside A. 
[Tampa International Airport]
  5. Tampa Bay ranks low on 'Hardest working cities in America' list

    Business

    A new study ranking the "hardest working cities in America" has Tampa and St. Petersburg pretty far down the list.

    St. Petersburg ranks 78th in WalletHub's list of the "hardest working cities in America.'' [DIRK SHADD   |  Times (2012)]
  6. Report: Lifestyle Lift cosmetic surgery centers considering bankruptcy

    Business

    Lifestyle Lift, a nationwide chain of 50-plus cosmetic surgery centers with locations in Tampa and seven other Florida cities, shut down the majority of its business and said it is considering filing for bankruptcy.

  7. Judge rules Palms of Pasadena Hospital discriminated against black nurse

    Civil

    ST. PETERSBURG — A federal judge ruled Monday that Palms of Pasadena Hospital discriminated against several black employees by barring them from treating a patient for 17 days in 2013 because of their skin color.

     Syrenthia Dysart, 33, pictured at her home in St. Petersburg Sunday evening (11/10/13). Dysart is suing the Palms Of Pasadena Hospital for discrimination. She works as a nurse at the hospital and a few months ago a patient's family asked that no black staff enter the room. The hospital conceded to the request, and Dysart felt it created a hostile work environment.
  8. Duke Energy proposal could cost customers more in the long run

    Energy

    Duke Energy Florida on Monday said it wants to suspend most of the remaining nuclear charge on customers' bills for the canceled Levy County nuclear plant until it resolves a half-billion lawsuit over the project's contract.