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Preview of the business week to come

Insurer's CEO to ring bell at Nasdaq opening

Paresh Patel, chairman of newly public Tampa property insurer Homeowners Choice, will be on center stage on the markets today. Patel will preside over the ringing of Nasdaq's opening bell at 9:30 a.m.

Sweetbay parent issues earnings

Delhaize Group, the Belgium parent of Sweetbay Supermarket, announces earnings today, revealing how much of higher grocery prices they were able to pass on to their customers since Easter.

Will Fed stand pat on interest rates?

With job losses mounting, will the Fed dare raise interest rates to combat inflation? We'll find out Tuesday when the Federal Reserve Board's Open Market Committee meets. If the Fed decides to do nothing, it will have another crack at the issue Sept. 16.

Rock 'n' roll in support of tech

Ken Block and Drew Copeland from Sister Hazel, above, will be rocking in the name of technology and charity at the Tampa Bay Technology Forum's Tech Jam concert fundraiser at the St. Pete Times Forum on Thursday night. Concert tickets cost $50 at the door, but Tech Forum members can get advance tickets for $35.

Energy team meets in Orlando

Gov. Charlie Crist's Action Team on Energy and Climate Change will meet in Orlando next week. The meeting will convene at 10 a.m. Wednesday and at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Orange County Convention Center. An agenda can be viewed online http://www.flclimatechange.us/stakeholder.cfm.

Progress to get nuke plant input

The Levy County Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday to talk about Progress Energy's application with state regulators to build a $17-billion nuclear power plant in Levy County. The public is invited to comment on the utility's application before the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in courtroom A of the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson.

Their message: Meet in bay area

Tampa Bay & Company will hit the road this month with community partners to attend trade shows and conferences throughout the United States to showcase Tampa Bay as a premier meetings destination. The group will travel to Las Vegas to attend the annual Meeting Professionals International, or MPI, World Education Congress, which begins Saturday.

Preview of the business week to come 08/03/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 10:03am]
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  1. Legalized medical marijuana signed into law by Rick Scott

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a broader medical marijuana system for the state, following through on a promise he made earlier this month.

    Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation on Friday that legalizes medical marijuana in Florida.
  2. Line of moms welcome Once Upon A Child to Carrollwood

    Business

    CARROLLWOOD — Strollers of all shapes and sizes are lined up in front of the store, and inside, there are racks of children's clothing in every color of the rainbow.

    At Once Upon A Child, you often as many baby strollers outside as you find baby furniture and accessories. It recently opened this location in Carrollwood. Photo by Danielle Hauser
  3. Pastries N Chaat brings North India cuisine to North Tampa

    Business

    TAMPA — Pastries N Chaat, a new restaurant offering Indian street food, opened this week near the University of South Florida.

    The menu at Pastries N Chaat includes a large variety of Biriyani, an entree owners say is beloved by millions. Photo courtesy of Pastries N Chaat.
  4. 'Garbage juice' seen as threat to drinking water in Florida Panhandle county

    Water

    To Waste Management, the nation's largest handler of garbage, the liquid that winds up at the bottom of a landfill is called "leachate," and it can safely be disposed of in a well that's 4,200 feet deep.

    Three samples that were displayed by Jackson County NAACP President Ronstance Pittman at a public meeting on Waste Management's deep well injection proposal. The sample on the left is full of leachate from the Jackson County landfill, the stuff that would be injected into the well. The sample on the right shows leachate after it's been treated at a wastewater treatment plant. The one in the middle is tap water.
  5. Honda denies covering up dangers of Takata air bags

    Autos

    With just a third of the defective Takata air bag inflators replaced nationwide, the corporate blame game of who will take responsibility — and pay — for the issue has shifted into another gear.

    Honda is denying covering up dangers of Takata air bags. | [Scott McIntyre, New York Times]