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  1. Do you think you're the next Joy Mangano? Well, HSN is looking for you

    Retail

    ST. PETERSBURG — HSN is on the look out for the next Joy Mangano.

    St. Petersburg-based HSN is looking for the next Joy Mangano, who rose to stardom and riches by inventing the Miracle Mop and other products featured on the network. A movie about Mangano, shown here, was released in theaters last year. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
  2. 5 things to do under $5: June 23-29

    Events

    1 Author Kate DiCamillo: Bestselling author Kate DiCamillo will discuss her new book for young readers Raymie Nightingale at the Robert W. Saunders Sr. Public Library from 6-7 p.m. Friday. The book will be available for purchase and signing after the discussion. DiCamillo has won two Newbery Medals …

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  3. Take a look inside the Safeway grocery store in Largo, Publix's newest competition

    Retail

    LARGO

    It looks like Publix has some new competition in Pinellas County.

    Safeway opened a store in a former Albertsons grocery store in Largo this week. Photo by Justine Griffin
  4. Carol Jenkins Barnett to step down from Publix board due to Alzheimer's diagnosis

    Retail

    For 33 years, Carol Jenkins Barnett has been the driving force behind charity giving at Publix Super Markets, the company founded by her father, George Jenkins, in 1930.

    Carol Jenkins Barnett’s role with charity work will continue.
  5. A Safeway grocery store is opening in Largo this weekend

    Retail

    Safeway store set to open in Largo

  6. Indoor skydiving center IFLY coming to Brandon next to Top Golf (w/video)

    Retail

    BRANDON — Local adventurers will soon be able to "skydive" without having to jump off an airplane, instead floating on a cushion of air generated by giant fans at an indoor skydiving center planned for Brandon.

    There’s no wild blue yonder, just a tunnel of air, when it comes to skydiving at IFLY. See more at tampabay.com/video.
  7. Retail fix: Tampa Indie Flea embraces summer

    Consumer

    The Tampa Indie Flea on Franklin Street has become a local shopping institution in its seven months of operation and will continue during the summer, when several other independent retail markets go on hiatus till the fall.

    The Tampa Indie Flea sets up inside and outside the historic Rialto Theatre.
  8. 5 things to do under $5: Go Skateboarding Day, award-winning authors at UT

    Events

    1Go Skateboarding Day: It's an official holiday, at least according to skateboard companies and skateparks around the globe who use it to promote skateboarding. In that spirit, Tuesday brings free skateboarding and contests from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. Also, …

    Ishod Wair of New Jersey practices at the Skatepark of Tampa, which is celebrating Go Skateboarding Day on Tuesday.
  9. The Heights project in Tampa to open next year with apartments, market and restaurants

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — As plans for the Heights project have sputtered and stalled over the years, new development began to sprout all around the vacant property north of downtown Tampa along the Hillsborough River.

    A 3-acre green space separates the Armature Works building from the Hillsborough River, where paddleboards, kayaks and other watercraft will be offered for rent. [Rendering courtesy of Soho Capital] 
  10. Apple makes Siri smarter, rolls out software improvements

    Retail

    SAN FRANCISCO

    Apple kicked off its annual software developer conference with an artificial intelligence upgrade for Siri, its digital assistant, as well as new software features for other devices and an overhaul of its music service.

    Here are some of Monday's highlights:

    Apple’s Phil Schiller talks about Siri at the wisecracking digital assistant’s debut in 2011 at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.