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Hooper: Jean Chatzy chats about the intersection of wealth, health

Hooper: Jean Chatzy chats about the intersection of wealth, health

Public safety officials can readily identify a city’s most dangerous intersections.In retirement, the most dangerous intersection can be where the winding road of wealth crosses the unpredictable boulevard of health. NBC Today show financial editor J...
Published: 10/20/17
Trigaux: Amid wealth inequality, is middle class losing habit of giving to charities?

Trigaux: Amid wealth inequality, is middle class losing habit of giving to charities?

In the slow economic recovery since the nasty recession a decade ago, researchers are wondering if the hard times back then broke middle class America’s habit of charitable giving.The numbers are revealing. In 2015, only 24 percent of taxpayers repor...
Published: 10/20/17
Tampa-based Checkers testing delivery, aims for record expansion

Tampa-based Checkers testing delivery, aims for record expansion

TAMPA — Tampa-based Checkers Drive-In Restaurants continues to fly under the radar compared to dominant burger chains like McDonald’s and Burger King.But as new owners have taken charge this year — the third changing-of-hands in just over a decade — ...
Published: 10/20/17
Tampa Bay’s Top 100 Workplaces deadline extended to Nov. 17

Tampa Bay’s Top 100 Workplaces deadline extended to Nov. 17

Think you work at one of the best places in Tampa Bay? You’ve got a little more time to make a pitch.The registration deadline to nominate your company for the Tampa Bay Times’ ninth annual Top Workplaces awards has been extended to Nov. 17. Last yea...
Published: 10/20/17
City Council approves $5 million for Clearwater Marine Aquarium expansion

City Council approves $5 million for Clearwater Marine Aquarium expansion

CLEARWATER — The City Council on Thursday approved contributing $5 million to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for its massive expansion project.The award passed 4-1 with City Council member Bill Jonson in opposition, citing concerns about impacts on t...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Google parent leads $1B Lyft investment, deepening Uber rift

Google parent leads $1B Lyft investment, deepening Uber rift

Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO — Google’s parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber. Alphabet Inc., which gets most of its money from Google’s digital ad network, is l...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Former Jabil executive avoids death penalty for 2008 double murders

Former Jabil executive avoids death penalty for 2008 double murders

A few years ago, Patrick Evans was sitting on death row for the 2008 murders of his wife and her friend.Then, in 2015, the Florida Supreme Court overturned his conviction. On Wednesday after deliberating for four hours, a new jury convicted him a sec...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Trigaux: Florida, Tampa Bay lagging in growth of their startups

Trigaux: Florida, Tampa Bay lagging in growth of their startups

The annual assessment of how entrepreneurs are doing across the country is out from the Kauffman Foundation — among the best watchers of the nation’s startup scene. How do Florida and Tampa Bay fare?Put politely, they are doing okay, outperforming so...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Pleasant dreams: sleep travel site gives high marks to Tampa airport

Pleasant dreams: sleep travel site gives high marks to Tampa airport

TAMPA — Traveling might be considered closer to a nightmare than a dream for many. But that might be different for those who travel through Tampa International Airport. It was ranked the No. 3 overall best airport in North America by Sleeping in Airp...
Published: 10/19/17

Electric bike store opens in Dunedin near Pinellas Trail

DUNEDIN — Pedego Electric Bikes held a grand opening this week for the store at 324 Scotland St., off the Pinellas Trail near Main Street. Pedego bikes has 12 models with a 500-watt hub motor that riders can use to cruise 20 to 60 miles without exert...
Published: 10/19/17