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  1. Gas prices reach record low just in time for July Fourth holiday weekend


    Motorists who plan to hit the road for the Independence Day weekend can take advantage of the lowest summer gas prices in 11 years.

    Cars file by the Chevron gas station that sits at the Intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and N. Central Avenue near I-275 North and South exits in Tampa, Monday, November 24, 2014.
  2. Ikea recalls 29 million dressers after six kids killed; here's what you need to know


    NEW YORK — Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers after six children were killed when the furniture toppled over and fell on them.

  3. World of Beer in downtown St. Pete closed, has uncertain future


    The World of Beer craft beer bar in downtown St. Petersburg could be in a world of trouble.

    The World of Beer at 100 4th St. S in St. Petersburg faces an uncertain future. CARL LISCIANDRELLO | Times
  4. Tampa startup fuses fashion, utility and humor into one big-pocketed T-shirt


    TAMPA — The Great American T-shirt has come a long way since the Cooper Underwear Co. introduced its "bachelor undershirt" in 1904.

    John Grellner, 25, left, and Jake Kehlenbeck, 24, both of Tampa, are two of the creators of Bucket Tees. They have sold roughly 600 shirts so far.
  5. Do you think you're the next Joy Mangano? Well, HSN is looking for you


    ST. PETERSBURG — HSN is on the look out for the next Joy Mangano.

    St. Petersburg-based HSN is looking for the next Joy Mangano, who rose to stardom and riches by inventing the Miracle Mop and other products featured on the network. A movie about Mangano, shown here, was released in theaters last year. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
  6. 5 things to do under $5: June 23-29


    1 Author Kate DiCamillo: Bestselling author Kate DiCamillo will discuss her new book for young readers Raymie Nightingale at the Robert W. Saunders Sr. Public Library from 6-7 p.m. Friday. The book will be available for purchase and signing after the discussion. DiCamillo has won two Newbery Medals …

  7. Take a look inside the Safeway grocery store in Largo, Publix's newest competition



    It looks like Publix has some new competition in Pinellas County.

    Safeway opened a store in a former Albertsons grocery store in Largo this week. Photo by Justine Griffin
  8. Carol Jenkins Barnett to step down from Publix board due to Alzheimer's diagnosis


    For 33 years, Carol Jenkins Barnett has been the driving force behind charity giving at Publix Super Markets, the company founded by her father, George Jenkins, in 1930.

    Carol Jenkins Barnett’s role with charity work will continue.
  9. A Safeway grocery store is opening in Largo this weekend


    Safeway store set to open in Largo

  10. Indoor skydiving center IFLY coming to Brandon next to Top Golf (w/video)


    BRANDON — Local adventurers will soon be able to "skydive" without having to jump off an airplane, instead floating on a cushion of air generated by giant fans at an indoor skydiving center planned for Brandon.

    There’s no wild blue yonder, just a tunnel of air, when it comes to skydiving at IFLY. See more at