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.


  1. Ana Cruz, on left, and Seely Bevan, look on as Tampa Mayor Jane Castor holds up her "I Voted" sticker in front of the Stanley Cup, after she cast her ballot in person during early voting at Amalie Arena, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 in Tampa. Cruz is Mayor Castor's partner and Bevan is Castor's son. The mayor told the Tampa Bay Times Wednesday that her partner’s lobbying firm and her nephew’s job with the developer won’t result in any family benefits, financial or otherwise.
  2. In this March 10, 2009, photo, former financier Bernie Madoff leaves federal court in Manhattan, in New York.
  3. The new workplace rules will be different, right down to how we're supposed to ride in an elevator.
  4. Coinbase, whose mobile phone app is shown here, goes public at a time when chatter about cryptocurrencies is everywhere, even at the Federal Reserve.
  5. In this Nov. 25, 2019 file photo Eric Rosengren speaks during a round table discussion at Silver Lane Elementary School, in East Hartford, Conn. Top Federal Reserve policymakers underscored Tuesday, April 13, 2021  their concern that Black and Hispanic people are sharply underrepresented in the economics field, which reduces the perspectives that economists can bring to major policy issues. “If we don’t have a diverse group of people in the field, we won’t have the right topics to focus on,” said Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
  6. A rendering of the Rome Yard development submitted by the Related Group
  7. An elevated view of a Hamlin orange grove at the corner of SR 62 & Duette Road on Tuesday in Manatee County. California is expected to surpass Florida for the season in a new estimate of orange production, the latest sign of continuing struggles in Florida’s citrus industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in a monthly update released Friday, said Florida is forecast to produce enough oranges to fill 51.7 million 90-pound boxes by the time the 2020-2021 growing season ends in July. That is down 6.8 percent from a March forecast and would be 23 percent lower than production during the 2019-2020 season.
  8. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, at podium, speaks April 9 alongside port workers and elected officials asking for the CDC and the federal government to allow the return of cruising, during a news conference in front of Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Horizon cruise ship docked at PortMiami in Miami. [Wilfredo Lee | Associated Press]
  9. Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses the situation at Piney Point at a press conference in Manatee County on April 4.
  10. Sit back, relax and follow the rules.
  11. A model from researchers at the University of South Florida simulates the first days of a pollutant plume off Piney Point.  Orange and yellow indicate higher concentrations.
  12. After a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, St. Pete Pride is back this summer, albeit without its signature parade. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE   |   Times (2018)]
  13. The Coquina Key Plaza in St. Petersburg as seen on Wednesday April 7, 2021 has been sold. Some of the businesses remaining include a night club, event rental space, and a Chinese restaurant.
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  15. A collage of videos and images from inside Gopher Resource.
  16. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo has talked to more than 50 business leaders about the $2.3 trillion infrastructure package that includes corporate tax increases, She is encouraging companies to focus on the entire package instead of the tax increases.
  17. 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)
  18. Tampa Electric Co. asked for a 19 percent rate hike for the coming year. Pictured is the company's headquarters in 2017. | [Times (2017)]
  19. This December 2020 image provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows a counterfeit N95 surgical mask.
  20. Mad Beach Craft Brewing Co. will be opening a new restaurant on 4th Street North at the old Melting Pot location.
  21. 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.
  22. Disneyland's new Avengers Campus will debut on June 4, nearly a year after originally planned.
  23. FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website (NerdWallet via AP, File)