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  1. New 'Star Wars' game marks Disney's play for new empire

    Retail

    LOS ANGELES — Disney's 20-month effort to integrate Star Wars into its Magic Kingdom appears to be hitting light speed.

    Disney’s new Star Wars: Commander, a free-to-play mobile game initially available exclusively on Apple devices, was released Thursday. The game, part of Disney’s plan to capitalize on Star Wars’ popularity, features classic characters and vehicles.
  2. Have a bite or a puff at Twist Vapor Café

    Retail

    NEW TAMPA — When Twist Vapor Café opened in New Tampa earlier this summer, it was the realization of a dream for owner Manny Hilmi — with a slight twist.

  3. Longtime dress shop owner, 90, retiring; store closing

    Retail

    TAMPA

    Every cocktail dress and wedding gown, veil and tiara — everything is marked down for final sale as Helen Cabrera prepares to close her N Armenia Avenue dress shop.

    Helen Cabrera has matched customers with fashions from her dress shop for decades.
  4. Little Peeps baby boutique sells stylish decor for all ages

    Consumer

    When expecting a child, parents are faced with a series of conundrums: To know or not know the baby's gender, what to name it, how to decorate the nursery.

    School spirit. Hair bow clips ($9.50) in school colors are available for all schools in the Tampa Bay area.
  5. Barnes & Noble, Samsung team up for latest Nook tablet

    Retail

    Associated Press

    Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America, speaks Wednesday in New York about the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, a co-branded tablet that will replace Barnes & Noble's Nook. For the first time, the Nook will have a camera. The 1.3-megapixel camera on the front is on par with what's on …

    Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America, speaks during the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, a co-branded tablet that will replace B&N's Nook, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in New York. The 7-inch tablet will sell for $179 after a $20 instant rebate, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) NYJM107
  6. Mediterranean cuisine, simply mac and cheese, a new salon and event decor

    Retail

    DAVIS ISLANDS — Downtown Davis Islands' popular dining corner's newest incarnation, Fountain Square Mediterranean Cuisine, combines "the best of 14 countries on the Mediterranean Sea," says owner Alex Chouri, naming some of his Lebanese, Greek and Italian specialities. Previous tenants at the East Davis Boulevard …

  7. 5 things to do under $5 Aug. 21-27

    Events

    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
  8. 10 prerequisites for a happy dorm life

    Consumer

    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 …

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

    Retail

    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.

  10. This week's recalls

    Retail

    Smoke detectors

    Companies: United Technologies Corp.

    Quantity: 141,000.