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  1. 5 things to do under $5 Sept. 4-10


    1 Thrill St. Pete Workshop: Admit it. Ever since you saw Jennifer Garner leading her snobby office workers in the Thriller dance in 13 Going on 30 you've wanted to be part of a Thriller flash mob. Now's your chance. For six years now, volunteers from have taught novices …

    Tove Lo will perform a free show Monday at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg.
  2. Tips for how to clean dirty sports gear


    The start of the school year often means more than backpacks, books and pencils cluttering mudrooms and kitchen counters. Fall sports are back, too, and with them come stinky jerseys in the laundry room and mud-clogged cleats in the garage.

  3. For Zara clothing retailer, lesson to be learned from Nazi shirt controversy


    Trendy clothing store Zara landed in a world of trouble last week over its release of a children's pajama top that resembles a Nazi concentration camp uniform.

    Trendy clothing store Zara landed in a world of trouble last week over its release of a striped children's pajama top billed as a "sheriff" shirt that resembles a Nazi concentration camp uniform. []
  4. Report: Growth of wages for high-paid Florida workers outpace those of low-paid workers

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    Put this one in the "rich get richer" category.

  5. This week's recalls


    HP laptop power cords

    Company: Hewlett-Packard

    Quantity: 5,577,000

    Why? The AC power cord can overheat, posing a potential fire and burn hazard.

  6. Discovery Cove deal adds free admission to SeaWorld, water park and Busch Gardens


    With Labor Day comes theme parks turning their focus to Florida residents, and that means deals. First up is a Florida resident deal at Discovery Cove in Orlando. The theme park, which features swimming with dolphins, snorkeling with thousands of tropical fish and hand-feeding exotic birds, has an all-inclusive package …

    Tampa Bay RaysÕ outfielder, Wil Myers took a break from baseball to swim with dolphins, meet real-life rays at Discovery Cove in Orlando 

ORLANDO, Fla. Ñ April 25, 2014 Ñ Tampa Bay RaysÕ baseball player, Wil Myers, traded in his rigorous practice and game schedule to immerse in the tropical oasis of Discovery Cove ̈ in Orlando. For the day, the 2013 American League Rookie of the Year swam with real-life rays, dolphins and tropical fish. The mini-getaway left him refreshed and refueled to step back on the field, and deliver a powerhouse performance. Discovery Cove Orlando was ranked #1 in the 2013 TripAdvisorÕs TravelerÕs Choice Awards under Ã’Top 25 Amusement Parks & Water Parks in The WorldÓ category. For more information, visit
  7. For teens, tech is in fashion


    For some teenagers, wearing last season's jeans will always be unthinkable.

    Caitlin Haywood, 15, with her cousin Richard Reaves, 13, says she uses her phone to shop for clothes instead of going to the stores themselves.
  8. Trouble brewing at CopperFish over city fines, unpaid rent


    TAMPA — A suit filed this week in Tampa may cause a ripple of fear among local foodies: South Tampa's CopperFish, one of the most exciting debuts of 2013, has hit a rocky patch.

    EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN   |   Times  The CopperFish Platter, consisting of jumbo prawns, chef's choice oysters, Middle Neck clams, poached lobster, and crab cocktail.
  9. Is Walmart's exit behind subdued mood at Lighthouse Crossings?


    ST. PETERSBURG — Now that the shiny new Walmart has opened on Bay Pines Boulevard across from the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, things are pretty quiet down the road at Lighthouse Crossings.

    The former Walmart store in the Lighthouse Crossings shopping center sits vacant at 3993 Tyrone Blvd N in St. Petersburg.
  10. Amazon's first fulfillment center in Florida opens in Lakeland


    The Amazon distribution center in Lakeland is up and running. The online retailer said Thursday that it shipped its first order out of the fulfillment center to a customer in New York. It was a CreativeWater 2-Tier Buffet Server.