Make us your home page


Tampa International Airport holds meeting for public to view major expansion project

TAMPA — Anyone who wants to take a gander at the $543 million second phase of Tampa International Airport's expansion can get a closer look at plans during a public meeting today starting at …


Romano: Florida loves its booze, but not its medical marijuana

Glad to see your dedication to the free market, Rep. Larry Ahern. You too, Reps. Wengay Newton, Chris Sprowls, Sean Shaw and James Grant. In fact, there were a dozen state representa …


  1. Man dragged off flight settles with United, which admits mistakes, announces policy changes (w/ video)


    A Kentucky doctor who was dragged off a United flight after he refused to give up his seat to employees of a partner airline reached a settlement Thursday with United for an undisclosed amount of money.

    United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz said in a statement, "This is a turning point for all of us at United and it signals a culture shift toward becoming a better, more customer-focused airline. Our customers should be at the center of everything we do and these changes are just the beginning of how we will earn back their trust." [Associated Press]
  2. Seminole's Superior Uniform Group sees sales increase for first quarter


    Times Staff

    Sales are up for Seminole-based Superior Uniform Group's first quarter of 2017. The uniforms and accessories company announced $61 million in sales for the first quarter, up 5.2 percent from last year's $58 million first quarter sales. Net income also increased for the same periods from $2.4 …

  3. Seminole Hard Rock Casino can add craps and roulette under new state plan

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — After years of gridlock over the state's gambling laws, the Florida House agreed to major concessions Wednesday that include allowing Tampa's Seminole Hard Rock Casino to offer craps and roulette for the first time and a financial boost to Tampa Bay Downs.

    Tampa Bay Downs. [Times (2013)]
  4. Energy company plans solar farm in northeast Pasco


    DADE CITY – An alternative energy company is proposing to build and operate a 90-acre, 15-megawatt solar panel farm in rural Pasco County.

    ESA Renewables is proposing a 90-acre 15-megawatt solar panel farm in rural northeast Pasco. TIMES files (2016]
  5. Tampa Bay home sellers make big profits but nothing like 2006


    Worried that Tampa Bay’s housing market is getting overheated again? Consider this — the average gain on a home sale today is less than half of what it was during the boom. 

    Tampa Bay homeowners who sold in the first three months of this year realized an average gain of $30,100 over what they originally paid, a new analysis shows.
  6. President Trump says U.S. won't leave NAFTA, for now


    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, but could still withdraw if he concludes a renegotiated pact is not "a fair deal for all."

    President Donald Trump signs the Education Federalism Executive Order during a federalism event with governors in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) DCAH110