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  1. Think beyond regular coupons to save more money

    Consumer

    Ever hear this piece of investment advice, "You've got to spend money to make money"?

  2. Amazon expands gadget lineup, offers Fire tablet for kids

    Retail

    NEW YORK — The newest version of Amazon's Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers, which launch next month, will come with the requisite incremental innovations that make the coming generation of the devices lighter and faster.

    Amazon is debuting the Kindle Fire HD Kids’ Edition, a lower-cost Fire tablet that comes with a two-year, no-questions-asked warranty if it’s broken.
  3. Tampa's Pink Petticoat boutique a lacy ladies' getaway

    Consumer

    Some people buy clothes to show them off in public. Others, like Leslie Geyer, prefer to shop for items that will only be worn in private. For women like her with a penchant for intimate wear — and men who like to gift the women in their lives — Geyer opened the Pink Petticoat, a luxury lingerie shop in …

    Underwear as outerwear. The Bombshell and Bat Your Lashes bras ($125) are festival-inspired pieces meant to make a peak-a-boo appearance under tank tops and muscle tees.
  4. Everybody's Business for Sept. 19: 'Tampa Cuban' cuisine

    Retail

    SOUTH TAMPA — Third-generation Tampa natives Rodney and Ricky Rodriguez honor Cuban national hero José Martí with a modern menu of island specialities at their new restaurant, Café Martí, which opened Sept. 4 on Gandy Boulevard, near S Dale Mabry Highway.

  5. Arigato Japanese Steak House closes restaurants

    Business

    Arigato Japanese Steak House, a popular spot for birthday parties, prom dates and special occasions, has closed after more than four decades.

    This sign posted outside the Clearwater Arigato Japanese Steak House announces the closure of the restaurant.
  6. Route 66 Kitchen & Dining Car: A taste of Americana in a former trolley car

    Retail

    LUTZ — Route 66 Kitchen & Dining Car serves up a taste of Americana in an unusual setting. The trolley-turned-dining car is the brainchild of Lutz Mail Depot owner Greg Skibbee and business partner Paul Fischer.

  7. 5 things to do under $5 Sept. 18-24

    Events

    1 Movies on the Patio Fight Club: The first rule of the Dalí Museum's Movies on the Patio is you don't talk about Movies on the Patio. But you can expect shirtless and barefoot dudes to be there for this free cult film series featuring the oh-so-quotable …

    Brad Pitt, left, and Edward Norton star in Fight Club.
  8. Sears Auto Center closed at Westfield Countryside mall

    Retail

    CLEARWATER — Sears has closed its standalone auto service center at Westfield Countryside mall as part of a nationwide strategy to save the struggling retailer.

    Sears Auto Center stores will soon be closing across the country as the struggling company tries to sell or lease the spaces to other retailers. Sears owns more than 700 auto centers, which are described as only marginally profitable.
  9. GreenPal app lets people hire lawn services

    Retail

    Bryan Clayton knows not everyone likes to mow their lawn. But they also don't know who to hire and don't have the time to gather bids.

    That's where his service comes in.

  10. Amazon fulfillment center in Ruskin nearing completion

    Retail

    RUSKIN — Construction is nearing completion on Amazon's fulfillment center in southeastern Hillsborough County, which could start processing online shoppers' orders this week.