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Amazon to expand Ruskin operation, creating hundreds of jobs

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Freight brokerage Total Quality Logistics adding up to 200 jobs in Tampa

TAMPA — Freight brokerage firm Total Quality Logistics is nearly doubling its Tampa workforce, creating up to 200 new jobs as it opens a new carrier service division here. Total Quali …

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As restaurant analysts ask, 'Where's the beef?' Bloomin' execs say, 'Right here'

Bloomin' Brands CEO Liz Smith and executive vice president David Deno did their best to verbally wine and dine top restaurant analysts Tuesday morning. The two Tampa execs were eager to con …

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  1. UT business school does well in value ranking

    News

    The University of Tampa Sykes College of Business was ranked No. 7 in a survey of U.S. business schools that offer the best education for the price. The survey, of more than 10,000 current and former business school students, was conducted by online grad school guide GraduatePrograms.com.

  2. Report: 'Legal firewall' shields Chinese firms from lawsuits

    Corporate

    WASHINGTON — Chinese companies are shielding themselves from lawsuits in the United States, denying U.S. businesses and investors their day in court, a report from a federal watchdog says.

  3. Lyft violated rules, operated as a taxi company in Hillsborough, hearing officer says

    Transportation

    TAMPA — For all intents and purposes, Lyft is a taxi company, and it violated Hillsborough County rules by operating without proper permits.

  4. Duke Energy buys into natural gas pipeline for Florida

    Energy

    Utility giant Duke Energy bought ownership stake in the proposed Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline that will run through Florida. In a statement released Tuesday, Duke Energy announced it will invest about $225 million in the approximately 500-mile pipeline. The $3 billion pipeline will run from Alabama, across Georgia, …

  5. Locale Market's Rajat Parr nabs second James Beard award

    Food & Dining

    Despite a dramatic uptick in notable new restaurants, the Tampa Bay area was once again shut out of what has come to be known as the Academy Awards of food. On Monday night at a ceremony presented by TV host, author and chef Alton Brown at Lyric Opera of Chicago, winners of the 2015 James Beard awards were announced. It …

  6. As restaurant analysts ask, 'Where's the beef?' Bloomin' execs say, 'Right here'

    Retail

    Bloomin' Brands CEO Liz Smith and executive vice president David Deno did their best to verbally wine and dine top restaurant analysts Tuesday morning.

  7. Miami Beach man sentenced in Hillsborough real estate flipping scheme

    Criminal

    A Miami Beach man who cost lenders millions during a real estate flipping scheme in Hillsborough County was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years, 3 months in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The court also ordered Stephen Mayer, 51, to repay more than $3.1 million to affected lenders and forfeit $4 million.

  8. Tampa's priciest estate hits market at nearly $14 million

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — For $13.9 million, you can own the largest estate opposite the world's longest unbroken stretch of sidewalk.

    A century-old historic estate nestled on 2.6 acres in a prime location on Tampa's prestigious Bayshore Boulevard is for sale for $13.9 million.
(Courtesy of Coldwell Banker)