Deals & shopping

  1. 5 things to do under $5 Aug. 21-27


    1 "Toons" opening reception: The Bluelucy artists collective can always be counted on for a fun party for its opening receptions at its gallery in St. Petersburg, but with the small space in its Ybor branch, the fun will be on the walls — with art inspired by classic cartoons — and the partying will …

    Courtesy of Bluelucy Gallery & Studio
  2. 10 prerequisites for a happy dorm life


    Plan with your roommate: Don't be the pair that ends up with two mini fridges and two TVs. Talk about what you need to bring, whether you want to coordinate your decor and what the expectations are for how your room will be used. If you both want your room to be a place where others hang out, you'll want pillows …

  3. Wake up: Orlando chain to open Keke's Breakfast Cafe in Tampa


    A new breakfast spot opening in Tampa is out to prove that the first meal of the day isn't just the most important, it's the best.

  4. This week's recalls


    Smoke detectors

    Companies: United Technologies Corp.

    Quantity: 141,000.

  5. Westfield Citrus Park mall adding five new stores, restaurant


    CITRUS PARK — A Vietnamese eatery, a renowned cosmetology school and a highly sought after clothing retailer are among the new and anticipated arrivals at Westfield Citrus Park mall.

  6. Amazon introduces its mobile card reader

    Retail announced Wednesday that it may soon be coming to a register, food truck or farmers' market near you.

    Amazon Local Register, the company’s new credit card processing device and mobile app.
  7. Sundial's timepiece in St. Petersburg is accurate for solar time



    Does the sundial anchoring new downtown shops actually keep time?

    The sundial pictured in the center of the courtyard at the Sundial complex  in downtown St. Petersburg Tuesday afternoon. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times ]
  8. Burger King nixes lower-calorie 'Satisfries'


    NEW YORK — Burger King is getting rid of the lower-calorie french fries it introduced less than a year ago at most restaurants.

    This undated image provided by Burger King, shows the new french fry that the company says has 20 percent fewer calories than its regular fries. The "Satisfries" will cost about 30 cents more than its regular fries. (AP Photo/Burger King, Noel Barnhurst)  NYBZ119
  9. Palma Ceia gifts shops merge; the Perk's of hot doughnuts, South Tampa Fit moves


    PALMA CEIA — Two South Dale Mabry Highway gifts shops, Ktjane's and Occasions, are about to get hitched.

  10. Walmart opens first supercenter in Wesley Chapel


    WESLEY CHAPEL — Residents now have another retailer vying for their grocery money with the opening of the community's first Walmart Supercenter on Wednesday.