Saturday, June 23, 2018


Jeff Harrington

Jeff Harrington

Jeff Harrington, Business Editor of the Tampa Bay Times and, has been an editor and reporter at the Times since 1998. A native Ohioan, Jeff graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a dual major in American Studies and French. He worked at the City News Bureau of Chicago, Toledo Blade and Cincinnati Enquirer before winding his way down Interstate 75 to the Tampa Bay area. He has received numerous awards for business and metro writing, including recognition by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and the Associated Press, among others. He was a past finalist and a winner of a Gerald Loeb award honoring the best business writing in the country and his work has been included in the Best Business Stories of the Year series.

Senior loan services representative Linda Hagan, right, and EFT generalist Chaundlyn Albert enjoy cupcakes in the recreational room of Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, one of the top workplaces in Tampa Bay this year.  

Tampa Bay’s top workplaces share tips, insights at event today

TAMPA — What does it take to be a top workplace in Tampa Bay? Repeatedly?Representatives of three companies that have made the Tampa Bay Times’ Top Workplaces list for nine consecutive years are sharing their advice this morning as...
Updated one month ago
Allegiant Air is the dominant carrier at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, which served a record number of passengers in 2017. The spotlight will be on Allegiant Air's safety and maintenance record later today in a 60 Minutes segment. DOUGLAS CLIFFORD | Times (2016)

Allegiant Airlines safety under scrutiny in ‘60 Minutes’ investigation

ST. PETERSBURG — The spotlight will be on Allegiant Air’s safety and maintenance record later today in a 60 Minutes segment. News of the upcoming report — which is expected to draw in part from a Tampa Bay Times investigation...
Updated: 2 months ago
Ringman Gene McQueen facilitates a car auction at Cox Automotive d.b.a. Mannheim, a Tampa company that ranked as  one of the Top Workplaces in the mid-sized category for this year. 

Harrington: It takes more than money to create a top workplace

Money talks, but that may not be the big reason unsatisfied employees walk. In fact, in the nine years that the Tampa Bay Times has been showcasing the top workplaces in the area, compensation often ranks in the bottom of what workers...
Updated: 3 months ago
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, shown after a March 21 news conference, has signaled more interest rate hikes are expected. There are some reasons to be concerned if the Fed does too much, too fast.
[Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images, File]

Economic angst: Three reasons rising interest rates are scary

Most headlines scream that the threat of an international trade war is responsible for the recent turbulent markets.But another factor — rising interest rates — has also made investors wary and may have a more immediate impact on many...
Updated: 3 months ago
Filing your income tax return early is one way to combat would-be identity thieves.
[Courtesy of Dreamstime via Los Angeles Times, file]

Here’s why you may want to file your taxes ASAP

Planning to kick back and enjoy the Super Bowl this weekend? You might want to set aside time to crank out your tax return, too.This year’s April 17 deadline seems so far away, but there’s good reason to tackle that annual civic duty/fiscal...
Updated: 5 months ago
A quarter of the state started the fourth day after Hurricane Irma without lights or air conditioning -- an indication of how the September storm exposed problems with the state's power grif.
[CHRIS URSO  |   Times file photo]

17 for ‘17: Top Tampa Bay business stories of the year

Top 10 lists are so passé.Certainly after an action-packed year marked by driverless cars, Uber taxis of the sky, and apps to let Amazon inside your house to drop off your groceries when you’re gone. Not to mention a newfound awareness of...
Updated: 6 months ago