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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Business News

Winter chills HSN revenue, profit

Revenue and profit hit a soft spot at St. Petersburg-based retailer HSN Inc. this last quarter, and executives with the St. Petersburg-based television, online and catalog retailer pointed to the weather map to explain why.
Updated: 42 mins ago

Microsoft releases security update for Internet Explorer

LOS ANGELES – Microsoft is releasing a security update for Internet Explorer that closes a gap that allowed attackers to take control of a computer. It also issued the update to Windows XP users, despite dropping support for the older operati...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Expect surprises when making documentaries, filmmakers say

TAMPA — When it comes to documentaries, the story you fall in love may not always be the one the filmmaker set out to tell.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Megabus starts travel from Tampa to Miami and Orlando

Megabus starts travel from Tampa to Miami and Orlando

Sixty years after battles on U.S. routes between Greyhound’s twin-level Scenicruisers and Trailways’ high-deck Golden Eagles and a hostess serving en route beverages and snacks, 8-year-old Megabus.com is expanding its service to Tampa with new, $750,000, 81-seat double-decker buses.
Updated: 8 hours ago

House flipping declines locally, nationwide

U.S. home flipping is down in the first quarter of the year and so are profits for flippers in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area, according to a first-quarter report released by RealtyTrac today.
Updated: 15 hours ago
Center provides tools to transform ideas to business

Center provides tools to transform ideas to business

TAMPA — Having a great idea doesn’t always translate into a great business venture. Moving from great idea, to design, to prototype, then getting a business plan and marketing a concept can be costly and time-consuming....
Updated: 18 hours ago
Al Feldstein, former  editor of ‘Mad’ magazine, dies at 88

Al Feldstein, former editor of ‘Mad’ magazine, dies at 88

NEW YORK — Before “The Simpsons” or even “The Daily Show,” Al Feldstein showed America how to laugh at itself and giggle at popular culture.
Updated: 18 hours ago

Wal-Mart adds auto insurance to list of services

NEW YORK – The news that Wal-Mart is getting into the car insurance business begs the question: is there anything that the world’s largest retailer doesn’t hawk?
Updated: 22 hours ago

Senate GOP blocks Democrats’ minimum wage boost

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans blocked an election-year Democratic bill on Wednesday that would boost the federal minimum wage, handing a defeat to President Barack Obama on a vote that is sure to reverberate in this year’s congression...
Published: 04/30/14
Best time to book cheap flight? 54 days in advance

Best time to book cheap flight? 54 days in advance

NEW YORK — Booking a flight is often confusing, annoying and frustrating. Prices fluctuate so frequently that most vacationers can’t tell if they are getting a good deal.
Published: 04/30/14