Monday, September 24, 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.

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]

Love your job? Here’s how to nominate your employer as a Tampa Bay Top Workplace

It’s not easy to create an atmosphere where co-workers feel like family, are enthused about the job they do and relish the climate surrounding them. It’s even more special when the employees are the ones touting the virtues of their...
Published: 09/07/18
Updated: 09/10/18
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]

Five signs the economy may be cooling

Today’s release of the national jobs report for June will resurface a question looming for months: Just how long can this economic recovery last?It could just be a summer swoon, but increasingly concerns of a trade war, higher prices and...
Updated: 3 months ago
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: 5 months 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: 5 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: 6 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: 6 months ago