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A roadside banner beckons potential employees outside Channel Control Merchants LLC, an extreme value retailer and exporter of brand sensitive secondary market inventories, in Hattiesburg, Miss., on March 27.
The increase — the most since August — was nearly double February’s gain of 468,000.

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  1. Mailers promoted the one percent sales tax for Hillsborough Count transportation projects. Voters approved the sales tax referendum by a 57-43 margin in November 2018. This week a judge's order says he will retain the authority to help devise a refund of the tax. TIMES (2018)
  2. Tampa Electric Co. asked for a 19 percent rate hike for the coming year. Pictured is the company's headquarters in 2017. | [Times (2017)]
  3. This December 2020 image provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows a counterfeit N95 surgical mask.
  4. Mad Beach Craft Brewing Co. will be opening a new restaurant on 4th Street North at the old Melting Pot location.
  5. Amazon has secured enough votes to block a union effort at a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, proving the might of the online shopping giant and cutting off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond.
  6. Disneyland's new Avengers Campus will debut on June 4, nearly a year after originally planned.
  7. FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
  8. Aerial view of Rattlesnake Point showing a chlorine plant near residential areas on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in Tampa.
  9. Bella Salla of St. Petersburg submits a comment card during the public comment session for city residents to weigh in on the four finalist proposals for the Tropicana Field redevelopment project at the Coliseum on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
  10. Hilda Trammer sorts through new donations at the CASA Community Thrift Store, 1011 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg.
  11. Passengers wait to board a Southwest Airlines flight at Dallas Love Field on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, which confirmed earlier this week it was bringing back 209 pilots, said Thursday that it will bring back 2,700 flight attendants on June 1, just as the summer flying season starts.
  12. Effluent flows from a pipe into a drainage ditch at Port Manatee South Gate on Tuesday across from the old Piney Point phosphate plant property.
  13. Filmmaker George C. Romero, son of "Night of the Living Dead" creator, wants to build a film studio in Tampa.
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  15. President Joe Biden speaks during an event on the American Jobs Plan in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Washington.
  16. Effluent flows from a pipe into a drainage ditch at Port Manatee South Gate on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
  17. The Cross Bay Ferry, Provincetown III leaves the Vinoy Yacht Basin in January 2019. Hillsborough County commissioners agreed Wednesday to try to negotiate an extension to the seasonal service that is scheduled to end this year.
  18. For residents and business owners evacuated because of the Piney Point leak, insurance may help pay some of the displacement costs. Pictured is effluent flowing from a pipe into a drainage ditch at Port Manatee South Gate on Tuesday. | [Douglas R. Clifford | Times]
  19. Jurassic World Velocicoaster, the new attraction in Jurassic Park at Islands of Adventure, will open June 10.
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  21. Year end financial data shows the state's property insurance industry ended 2020 in distress. Shown are rooftops in Fishhawk Ranch in quickly growing  southern Hillsborough County. [Dirk Shadd | Times]
  22. The historic home is located at 801 28th Ave. N.
  23. The CDC gave lines instructions on moving forward on the initial steps of a 74-point plan to return to business from U.S. ports, but held off detailing when cruise lines could perform the simulated voyages with volunteer passengers, a required step before any ship gets the OK to sail with paying customers.
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