Jeff Harrington - Former Times Staffer

Former Times Staffer

  1. This April 8, 2014 file photo shows then-President Barack Obama signing executive actions aimed at closing a compensation gender gap that favors men. New data shows the gap has improved slightly in Florida.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
  2. Ringman Gene McQueen facilitates a car auction at Cox Automotive d.b.a. Mannheim, which ranked as one of the Top Workplaces in the midsize category in 2018. Want to nominate an employer for the 2019 list? The deadline is Nov. 16 [ALESSANDRA DA PRA   |   Times file]
  3. Ditek Corp CEO Bob McIntyre addressed his employees last year during a quarterly rewards luncheon. Ditek was among Tampa Bay Time's Top 100 Workplaces in 2018. [LANCE ROTHSTEIN   |  Special to The Times]
  4. In this June photo, several ship to shore cranes stack shipping containers on-board the container ship Maersk Semarang at the Port of Savannah. The U.S. plans on Friday to begin imposing 25 percent duties on $34 billion in Chinese products -- which is one reason that economic angst has increased. [AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton]
  5. 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.   [ALESSANDRA DA PRA   |   Times]
  6. 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)
  7. 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.  [ALESSANDRA DA PRA   |   Times]
  8. 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]
  9. Filing your income tax return early is one way to combat would-be identity thieves. [Courtesy of Dreamstime via Los Angeles Times, file]
  10. 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]
  11. Ean Mendelssohn, his wife Jaclyn Mendelssohn, and her brother Jordan Levy, celebrated their company being named a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace. Nominations are open for the 2018 honorees. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times file photo]
  12. Mike Williams, 58, fills up gas cans for his generator at Thornton's on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard Sunday morning. (Charlie Frago  |  Times)
  13. Associates from The  Penny Hoarder and Gregory, Sharer & Stuart were among those at an event in Tampa last May honoring winners of the Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces awards. Nominations are now open for this year.   [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
  14. Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, is now the richest person in the world (on paper) thanks to a huge jump in Amazon's stock. [New York Times]
  15. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), accompanied by other Republican legislators, held up an example of what a "postcard" tax return might look like during a Thursday news conference to unveil a tax reform plan. [The New York Times]
  16. Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans, already one of Tampa Bay’s biggest public companies, saw its stock price jump by 75 percent in 2016, making it the second-most-valuable public company in the Tampa Bay area.  
  17. Alabama head coach Nick Saban celebrates a victory in last year's College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Glendale, Ariz., an event that had a reported regional economic impact of $274 million. But sports economists challenge that impact figure, along with similar high estimates for this year's championship game in Tampa.
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  18. Adam Putnam, then a U.S. representative from Bartow, checks on freeze damage at a Hillsborough County orange grove as he embarks on what would be a successful run in 2010 to become Florida Agriculture commissioner.  With him is Michael W. Sparks, CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual.
  19. Matt McKendree works cattle with his dogs at Waller Ranch recently in Dade City, Fla. McKendree co-owns the farm with his step-father Charlie Waller. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
  20. Florida's private sector is still adding jobs, but it's the slowest pace of growth since April.
  21. Then-incoming Raymond James CEO Paul Reilly, left, stands with Tom James in 2009. James will relinquish the role of board chairman to Reilly but will remain as chairman emeritus.
  22. David Stone, longtime banker in the Clearwater area and most recently CEO of NorthStar Bank in Tampa, died Wednesday. He was 74.