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  1. 5 things to do under $5 for Sept. 25-Oct. 1

    Events

    1 Super Boat Weekend: The raced dubbed "NASCAR on the water" returns. Some of the wildest, fastest offshore power boats in the world will be in Clearwater this weekend for the annual Bright House Clearwater Super Boat National Championships with boats that can reach speeds of 180 mph. Coachman Park will …

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  2. Giant British grocer Tesco admits overstating profit by $407 million

    Retail

    LONDON — Tesco, the world's second-largest supermarket chain after Walmart, has suspended four executives and launched an accounting investigation after admitting that its half-year profit was overstated by $407 million.

    Tesco, second only to Walmart in global supermarket revenue, has long dominated in Britain but is struggling to fend off cost-cutting competitors.
  3. Restaurants go outside the core menu items to attract new diners

    Retail

    Beef 'O' Brady's is serving pizza and flatbreads. California Pizza Kitchen is serving salmon, halibut and ribeyes.

    Beef 'O' Brady's is serving pizza and flatbreads in an effort to attract diners. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times (2012)]
  4. Ten peeks at what confronts 10 Florida firms

    Corporate

    1.SeaWorld Entertainment, the Orlando parent of SeaWorld and Busch Gardens theme parks, watched its stock belly flop Shamu-style last month from $28 to $18 in one day, triggering a flood of law firms trolling for shareholders feeling blindsided by the company. Shares now trade between $20 and $21.

  5. 16 museums offer free admission Saturday

    Events

    Culture aplenty is free for the taking Saturday. • Between the Smithsonian Museum Day Live and St. Petersburg's Arts Alive, many local museums will offer free admission Saturday. A few unaffiliated locations will also offer free or reduced admission. • Some are offering special activities or events, like …

    Artist Sun Xun paints details into his installation at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, which has free admission Saturday.
  6. Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show displays hospitality products

    Consumer

    ORLANDO — The 43rd annual Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show held at the Orange County Convention Center last week in Orlando featured demos by celebrity chefs like Emeril Lagasse and dramatic daily American Culinary Federation team competitions. But the most entertaining part is wandering the more than 450 booths …

  7. Water park offers Florida residents unlimited ticket deal

    Florida

    As long as this heat keeps lingering, we can appreciate the deal Wet 'n Wild Orlando water park is offering Florida residents: For $36 (already $20 less than admission) you can have unlimited visits to the water slides through Dec. 31. The park this year debuted the new Aqua Drag Racer, Florida's tallest and fastest …

    A rendering of the new ride coming to Wet 'n Wild this summer, the Aqua Drag Racer.
  8. This week's recalls

    Retail

    Smoke/CO alarms

    Company: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc.

    Quantity: 1.2 million.

  9. How to avoid expensive engine repairs

    Consumer

    The engine is the heart of your vehicle. When it stops working, so does your car.

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  10. WestShore Plaza sold to company based in Maryland

    Retail

    TAMPA — WestShore Plaza, Tampa Bay's oldest mall, is getting a new owner.

    WestShore Plaza, Tampa Bay’s oldest mall, will be acquired by Washington Prime Group Inc., a real estate investment trust based in Bethesda, Md., as part of a $4.3 billion deal to buy Glimcher Realty Trust of Ohio.