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Online spending to surpass in-store for the first time this holiday

There may be a new victor in the years-old battle for holiday bucks between online and brick-and-mortar stores. Shoppers plan to spend 51 percent of their holiday budgets online compared to …

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What could Jeff Bezos do with his $7 billion, overnight windfall?

Jeff Bezos is once more the richest man in the world, adding some $7 billion to his net wealth overnight thanks to a surge in Amazon stock. Amazon posted third-quarter earnings on Thursday …

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  1. Tampa: Hundreds protest Trump's decision on Jerusalem

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Hundreds rallied near the University of South Florida on Friday night to protest President Donald Trump's recent declaration that the United States will recognize the divided city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

  2. St. Petersburg chamber of commerce charts 'Grow Smarter' economic development strategy

    Economic Development

    Times Staff Writer

    ST. PETERSBURG — What started more than five years ago as an exploratory conversation among a handful of business leaders blossomed Friday into a full-blown community discussion of how to nurture business while working to make sure St. Peterburg's urban renaissance doesn't leave anyone …

  3. Visit St. Pete/Clearwater makes Orlando tourists a top target

    Tourism

    In a decision driven by some major data crunching, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater next year will focus its tourism advertising on three target markets: Orlando, New York City and its Tampa Bay home.

  4. Gravel spill shuts down parts of northbound Howard Frankland Bridge

    Accidents

    TAMPA — Authorities are cleaning up a load of gravel spilled onto the northbound Howard Frankland Bridge on Friday afternoon, shutting down at least two lanes of traffic.

  5. Appointments at Palms of Pasadena, Moffitt Cancer Center and AMIkids Inc. highlight this week's Tampa Bay business Movers & Shakers

    Business

    Health care

    Mitchell Rubinstein has been appointed chief medical officer for Palms of Pasadena Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is the newest member of the senior management teams for both hospitals. Rubinstein has experience in the role, previously serving as vice president of …

  6. Having JW Marriott run Water Street Tampa's new 519-room hotel expected to help Tampa pursue more upscale conventions

    Economic Development

    TAMPA — JW Marriott, a luxury hotel brand new to Tampa, will run the new 519-room hotel that the Water Street Tampa project is building next to the Marriott …