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Canadian firm Emera buys TECO Energy for $10.4 billion

Canadian firm Emera buys TECO Energy for $10.4 billion

A Canadian energy company has acquired TECO Energy, parent of the utility that has been providing electricity to Tampa and Hillsborough County for more than a century.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Atomic Tattoos: Mall shops become part of business strategy

Atomic Tattoos: Mall shops become part of business strategy

TAMPA — Atomic Tattoos opened its first shop in a mall in 2010. Now the tattoo shops’ founders consider mall locations as part of a business strategy to attract customers.
Published: 09/04/15
Gas prices in Tampa area at 11-year low for Labor Day

Gas prices in Tampa area at 11-year low for Labor Day

TAMPA — Gas prices nationwide are expected to be the lowest they’ve been over Labor Day weekend since 2004.
Published: 09/04/15
Force Friday: Disney begins a feast of new ‘Star Wars’ merchandise

Force Friday: Disney begins a feast of new ‘Star Wars’ merchandise

Force Friday fans — some taking advantage of predawn sales — got their first look at Star Wars toys, gadgets and other items tied to Walt Disney Co.’s new film in the space adventure series.
Published: 09/04/15
Name-calling post draws scorn for aviation authority member, GOP activist

Name-calling post draws scorn for aviation authority member, GOP activist

TAMPA — Sam Rashid, a conservative activist and Hillsborough County Aviation Authority member, is giving Donald Trump a run for his money when it comes to insulting rhetoric.
Published: 09/03/15
Updated: 09/04/15
Airport limo, taxi drivers want Uber, Lyft on level playing field

Airport limo, taxi drivers want Uber, Lyft on level playing field

Limousine company officials queued up inside Tampa International Airport to complain bitterly that rideshare companies Uber and Lyft are cutting into their business there and operating illegally curbside.
Published: 09/03/15
Updated: 09/04/15
Homeless charity to close by Tuesday

Homeless charity to close by Tuesday

A well-known homeless charity that filed a lawsuit resulting in the partial overturning of the city’s panhandling ban will be shut down by Tuesday, the charity’s founder and code enforcement officials said.
Published: 09/03/15
University of Tampa opens new home for entrepreneurship program

University of Tampa opens new home for entrepreneurship program

TAMPA — Doors opened Thursday morning on a new Innovation and Collaboration Building at the University of Tampa, giving the school’s blossoming entrepreneurship program and its start-up incubator a brick-and-mortar location.
Published: 09/03/15
New ‘Star Wars’ toys unveiled on ‘Force Friday’

New ‘Star Wars’ toys unveiled on ‘Force Friday’

“Force Friday” is upon us.
Published: 09/03/15
Brandon Wal-Mart hiring 400 associates, plans to reopen this fall

Brandon Wal-Mart hiring 400 associates, plans to reopen this fall

The Brandon Wal-Mart store — one of five stores nationally to close abruptly in April citing major plumbing problems — plans to reopen in late October or early November.
Published: 09/03/15