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Trump order on China will hurt us, small businesses say

Trump order on China will hurt us, small businesses say

Small businesses individually and as groups say their revenue and profits have been hurt by the trade wars that began with Trump's imposition of 25% tariffs on Chinese-made raw materials and products last year.
Updated: 2 months ago
Target teams up with Disney to open shops

Target teams up with Disney to open shops

As part of the collaboration with The Walt Disney Co., the Minneapolis-based discounter says it will open 25 Disney-branded stores starting on Oct. 4, with 40 additional locations opening by October 2020.
Updated: 2 months ago
Climate change turns Arctic into strategic, economic hotspot

Climate change turns Arctic into strategic, economic hotspot

The northern island and the rest of the Arctic aren't just hotter due to global warming. The region is seen as a new geopolitical and economic asset, with the U.S., Russia, China and others wanting in.
Updated: 2 months ago
Global stocks higher ahead of U.S. Fed chairman's speech

Global stocks higher ahead of U.S. Fed chairman's speech

Investors are looking to Jerome Powell's speech Friday for hints as to whether last month's first Fed rate cut in a decade likely marked the start of a period of easier credit.
Updated: 2 months ago
Four managers leave leadership team at Port Tampa Bay

Four managers leave leadership team at Port Tampa Bay

The resignations were coincidental and reflect normal turnover, port officials say. But two employees indicated on their way out that they felt not all was right at the port.
Updated: 2 months ago
Shootings raise level of alarm at small businesses

Shootings raise level of alarm at small businesses

The shootings in public places in recent years have made many small business owners and managers aware that they and their staffers need to be educated about workplace violence.
Updated: 2 months ago
Can Tampa Bay's housing void be filled by making it harder to sue banks, developers?
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Can Tampa Bay's housing void be filled by making it harder to sue banks, developers?

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a business-friendly rule change.
Updated: 2 months ago
Florida wants to buy Hurricane Irma-flooded homes in the Keys. Is it the start of a retreat from sea rise?

Florida wants to buy Hurricane Irma-flooded homes in the Keys. Is it the start of a retreat from sea rise?

As part of a pot of hurricane recovery money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development topping a billion dollars, Florida set aside $75 million to buy out flood-damaged homes, with $10 million earmarked for the Keys alone.
Updated: 2 months ago
Aldi is testing grocery pickup in at least two Tampa Bay stores

Aldi is testing grocery pickup in at least two Tampa Bay stores

Aldi has been quietly unrolling curbside pickup in select markets, including Tampa Bay and Orlando.
Updated: 2 months ago
New federal rules could make it easier to obtain a mortgage on a condo

New federal rules could make it easier to obtain a mortgage on a condo

The change could benefit first-time homebuyers especially.
Updated: 2 months ago