LAS VEGAS — My old pal Vinnie the pizza guy called recently. He was coming to town, but not to gamble: Pizza people — shop owners, sauce makers, cheese peddlers — were gathering for their annual trade show, and he planned to be there.
Amid the parochial arm wrestling over what kind (if any) of mass transit lies in its future, the Tampa Bay metro area remains surprisingly blind to the bigger trend.
Florida's unemployment rate inched up from 6.2 percent to 6.3 percent in March, ending a remarkable 42-month streak in which the rate has either dropped or stayed unchanged.
Here's something that might shock many Tampa Bay homeowners:
Flood insurance rates are falling.
Raymond James stockbroker Karen L. Gallahar got some unwanted attention this week in a nationwide analysis that shows brokers who repeatedly failed a basic securities exam tend to have worse disciplinary records.
BRANDON — If you have wondered what the brightly painted, neon orange bicycles strategically placed all over town are all about, you are officially invited to find out the theory behind them on Saturday.
He gripped the wheel as the go-cart careened through the turn.
Planning to buy something on Amazon? Better "add to cart'' now because the cost of most items is about to go up at least 6 percent for shoppers in Florida.
Valpak Direct Marketing Systems is moving its corporate headquarters from Largo to a St. Petersburg office park to get closer to its manufacturing center.
TAMPA — Amazon is racing to complete a massive warehouse in southeastern Hillsborough County in time for the holiday shopping rush and likely will end up hiring even more people than the 1,000 originally planned.