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  1. Amazon may catch case of holiday blues

    Retail

    NEW YORK — It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon.

  2. Bucs will have pop-up fashion boutique for women before Sunday's game

    Events

    Headed to Sunday's game between the Tampa Bay Bucs and Minnesota Vikings? So is the Buccaneers Style Lounge, a pop-up fashion boutique at select NFL cities this season, part of a leaguewide initiative to engage female fans. It will feature chic, exclusive team merchandise, complimentary "fanicures" and more. There will …

    Football fans gets their nails fixed up at CoverGirl Nailgating booth outside of Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
  3. More than 100 Sears and Kmart stores to close, report says

    Retail

    Struggling retail giant Sears Holdings Corp. will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 Sears and Kmart stores, many before Christmas, an online report revealed Thursday.

    In this May 14, 2012 file photo, shoppers walk into Sears in Peabody, Mass. The struggling retail giant Sears Holdings Corp. will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 Sears and Kmart stores, many before Christmas, an online report said Thursday. [Associated Press]
  4. Wood Fired Pizza in downtown St. Petersburg closes

    Retail

    ST. PETERSBURG — As downtown St. Petersburg's dining scene continues to expand, the restaurant row along First Avenue S is about to get a new look and new menu offerings.

    Wood Fired Pizza in downtown St. Petersburg has closed. [CHRIS TISCH]
  5. Flower House marks 30th anniversary in Spring Hill

    Retail

    SPRING HILL

    Online shopping has cut into the business at florist shops, but likely not so much as with other retail goods. Flowers, because of their need to arrive fresh, have to come from someplace local.

    Certified master florist Albert Tavolaro selects specimens for a fall-themed arrangement at his florist and gift shop, Flower House. Tavolaro has been arranging and growing flowers since age 11.
  6. Nordstrom Rack opens in Brandon; BurgerFi arrives in SoHo

    Retail

    After nearly a year of planning, Nordstrom Rack is set to open its new Brandon location on Friday at 9 a.m.

    Nordstrom Rack’s “Happy Style Hunting” branding comes to 11201 Causeway Blvd. in Lake Brandon Plaza on Friday.
  7. 5 things to do under $5 Oct. 23-29

    Events

    1John's Pass Seafood Festival: Now in its 33rd year, this annual event has more than 100 seafood options this year, a Halloween block party, arts and crafts, live music and children's activities. The first grouper sandwiches start rolling out at 3 p.m. Friday and from 7 to 11 p.m. that night things heat up …

    This Aston Martin DB5 was used in the James Bond movie Goldfinger.
  8. Be a fairy godmother and bring dress donations to 'Cinderella' shows

    Events

    If you are heading to see Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts this weekend, you can be a fairy godmother yourself. The cast of the Tony-winning Broadway musical are asking fans to bring gently used prom dresses, cocktail party dresses, evening gowns, shoes and …

     Paige Faure, Andy Jones and the Cinderella Broadway company.  Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, coming to the Straz.
  9. IPhone 6 propels Apple profit to record

    Retail

    SAN FRANCISCO — Apple's biggest cash cow, the iPhone, is gaining weight.

    Thanks to the new iPhone 6, Apple announced a record $8.5 billion in fourth-quarter profit on $42.12 billion in revenue.
  10. Publix recalling snack mix because label didn't warn it had peanuts

    Retail

    Supermarket chain Publix is recalling a snack mix because the label doesn't warn shoppers that it contains peanuts.