Down in the polls not long ago, Donald Trump predicted his unconventional election as president would be "Brexit times 10." From an immediate shakeup in the stock market to heightened anxiety over an economic downturn, he may have been right. Business writer Jeff Harrington examines what the Trump presidency could mean to the Tampa Bay area from a business standpoint.
HILLARY CLINTON ADDRESSES SUPPORTERS
Hillary Clinton offered her first public remarks since her stunning defeat to Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election. Clinton did not give a formal concession speech. But she did call Trump early Wednesday to congratulate him on his victory in Tuesday's election. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.
PTC GIVES UBER AND LYFT GO-AHEAD TO OPERATE IN HILLSBOROUGH
After more than two years operating in Hillsborough County, Uber and Lyft are finally street legal. The Public Transportation Commission on Wednesday narrowly approved a new temporary agreement for the two ridesharing market leaders to operate in Hillsborough for the next 13 months. The 4-3 vote is expected to end the agency's dispute with the two firms that have operated for more than two years in violation of laws that govern taxicab and limousine rental firms.
BOB BUCKHORN: DON'T EXPECT A DECISION ON GOVERNOR'S RACE BEFORE JANUARY
BRIAN BLANCO | Special to the Times (2012)
Recent speculation about Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's political future has toggled between two possibilities: running for governor in 2018 or taking a job with a Hillary Clinton administration. Today, with option two off the table, it's all about the governor's race. Wednesday morning Buckhorn said, check back with me after New Year's.
Democrats gained a little ground in the Florida Legislature on Tuesday, but it was far from the dramatic change some had banked on. Democrats picked up just one seat in the Florida Senate and now Republicans hold a 25 to 15 advantage. In the House Democrats are close to gaining two seats in the Florida House, to cut the GOP majority there to 79-41.
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INCREASED PRODUCTION FROM LAVONTE DAVID AND CO. A MUST FOR BUCS DEFENSE
In the defense under new coordinator Mike Smith, linebacker Lavonte David has been largely a non-factor and the face of the Bucs failure. After averaging 144 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and 2.2 interceptions through his first four NFL seasons, David has watched his production plummet.
NEW BUCS WR JOSH HUFF WORKING FOR SECOND CHANCE, COACH SAYS
Receiver Josh Huff, signed to the Bucs' practice squad Monday, is coming off an arrest last week on gun and marijuana charges that led to his being waived by the Eagles, but his former college coach at Oregon said Huff has the work ethic to make the most of a second chance in Tampa Bay.
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TAMPA WOMAN WHO EARNED BRONZE STAR NOW TO CAPTAIN WARSHIP
TAMPA — At barely 5 feet tall and 100 pounds, Mary Katey Hays is not your typical image of a warrior. But despite her diminutive frame, she has served three tours in Iraq, earned a Bronze Star in 2007, and next week will take command of the USS Decatur, a guided-missile destroyer.
REVIEW: 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' DELIVERS UNUSUAL THEATER IN SEVERAL DIMENSIONS
Watching The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is like going for a run when you're out of shape, performing arts critic Andrew Meacham writes. Muscles of imagination grumble at being reawakened, before they feel refreshed. The hit play, now at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, is easy to enjoy but not to explain.
AUSTIN APPLEBY TO START AT QUARTERBACK SATURDAY FOR FLORIDA GATORS
Austin Appleby will start at quarterback for the Florida Gators this week against South Carolina, coach Jim McElwain said during Wednesday's SEC teleconference. The grad transfer from Purdue will get at least the first few snaps with Luke Del Rio out with an injured shoulder.