Deals & shopping

  1. LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible display

    Retail

    SEOUL, South Korea — LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.

    An employee at LG Display Co. demonstrates an 18-inch flexible display, which can play images even when it is rolled up.
  2. C1 Bank files to go public

    Banking

    The St. Petersburg-based parent of fast-growing C1 Bank has filed plans to go public, seeking to raise up to $50 million for continued expansion, according to a registration statement filed Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  3. Free Slurpees Friday for 7-Eleven day

    Events

    The convenience store chain 7-Eleven is celebrating Friday's date, 7/11, by giving away free 12-ounce Slurpees from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. But this year goes beyond Slurpees, with a texting feature that will give you daily specials through July 19; text "Free" to 711711 to get the specials sent to your phone. The 7-Eleven …

    Kyla Carter(cq) helps her daughter Beth Poling(cq) get her free Slurpee at the 7-Eleven in Land O' Lakes. July 7th is 7-11 Day at 7-Eleven to celebrate they gave out free Slurpees.  According to the 7-Eleven website July 11 (7/11) is the official birthday of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain which started 80 years ago.  (DAVID DEGNER | Times)
  4. Latino's Supermarket plans move to new, and nearby, location

    Business

    VALRICO — A five-year search for just the right setting to build his dream business has taken William Guzman about 700 feet away from where it all began.

    William Guzman, owner of the Latino’s Supermarket in Valrico, is pictured with chef Dario Nunez. Fresh meals account for a fourth of Guzman’s business. Guzman will build a new market close by.
  5. Chuck E. Cheese's opening in Wesley Chapel later this year

    Retail

    WESLEY CHAPEL — After putting plans on hold seven years ago, Chuck E. Cheese's will finally open one of its famous restaurant/arcades in Pasco.

  6. For the Love Of Boutique delivers style by the shore in Belleair Bluffs

    Consumer

    Leona Kinnear and Ann Akers-Douglas opened their boutique because of their mutual love of fashion, each other's sense of style and closets. So it made sense for them to name it For the Love Of Boutique.

    Nautical flair. With navy blue and white links, the Gretchen Scott dress ($152) has just enough nautical elements without being too literal.
  7. London Philips dresses up SoHo, Inside the Box serves West Shore, SoHo Juice opens

    Retail

    HYDE PARK — Manhattan SoHo style has arrived in Tampa's own SoHo with the opening of menswear boutique London Philips on Howard Avenue just north of Bayshore Boulevard.

  8. Troubled clothing chain American Apparel to receive financing

    Retail

    NEW YORK — American Apparel Inc. announced Wednesday it had reached a deal with investment firm Standard General to receive an investment of up to $25 million to bolster the clothing chain's finances. The deal will also mean a shakeup in the board.

    American Apparel has a preliminary deal with investment firm Standard General to receive up to $25 million in financing. It had a $10 million loan called in this week in the wake of the firing of founder and CEO Dov Charney for alleged misconduct.
  9. 5 things to do under $5 July 10-16

    Events

    1 Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day: How far would you go to get a free meal? If you are willing to strap on some udders and hooves, you can visit any Chick-fil-A restaurant on Friday. The rules are that if you're dressed as a cow from head to hoof you'll be rewarded with a free meal. But even a …

    Mike Myers and Dana Carvey team up for Wayne’s World.
  10. Tablet sales projected to surpass PC sales in 2015

    Retail

    Don't be surprised if you start to see more people with tablets than laptops: A report Monday said tablet shipments will exceed PCs by 2015.

    Tablet computers, such as these Microsoft Surface variations, have become increasingly popular in recent years and are replacing PCs and laptops for many buyers, something late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs predicted in 2010.