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  • Your guide to Florida's back-to-school tax-free weekend

    Your guide to Florida's back-to-school tax-free weekend

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:44:18 GMT
    Florida's sales tax holiday has officially begun. Here's what savvy back-to-school shoppers need to know about their 72-hour window to save about seven percent on clothes, school supplies, and computers.
    Florida's sales tax holiday has officially begun. Here's what savvy back-to-school shoppers need to know about their 72-hour window to save about seven percent on clothes, school supplies, and computers.
  • Airfare advertising to change?

    Airfare advertising to change?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:54:38 GMT
    Airlines want to advertise their fares without including government taxes. And the U.S. House has agreed with them. But is that good news for consumers? Maybe not.
    Airlines want to advertise their fares without including government taxes. And the U.S. House has agreed with them. But is that good news for consumers? Maybe not.
  • Police: 'Advanced' skimmers found on Tampa gas pumps

    Police: 'Advanced' skimmers found on Tampa gas pumps

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:33:11 GMT
    Police say they are investigating more cases of skimmers at gas stations in Tampa, but these latest cases are more difficult to detect than others.
    Police say they are investigating more cases of skimmers at gas stations in Tampa, but these latest cases are more difficult to detect than others.
  • 'No plans' to return coupon packet to newspapers

    'No plans' to return coupon packet to newspapers

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:56:20 GMT
    Recently, coupon bloggers told readers that the RedPlum coupon booklet would reappear in the Sunday paper July 27. And they rejoiced. But the reports of RedPlum’s return were untrue.
    Recently, coupon bloggers told readers that the RedPlum coupon booklet would reappear in the Sunday paper July 27. And they rejoiced. But the reports of RedPlum’s return were untrue.
  • Where the right color choices can save you cash

    Where the right color choices can save you cash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:35:45 GMT
    Color and temperature are married. But this steamy physical relationship could be costing you money, or more.
    Color and temperature are married. But this steamy physical relationship could be costing you money, or more.
  • Three common myths about ceiling fans

    Three common myths about ceiling fans

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:23:56 GMT
    Most people think a ceiling fan cools the air and spins cheaply, but that's not the case. We also look at whether they keep bugs away, and whether it matters which way they spin.
    Most people think a ceiling fan cools the air and spins cheaply, but that's not the case. We also look at whether they keep bugs away, and whether it matters which way they spin.
  • Sandwich makers want bigger bite of market

    Sandwich makers want bigger bite of market

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:49:00 GMT
    "The old days of just putting some meat and lettuce and tomato between two slices of bread, those days are gone," says Steve Heeley, CEO of Earl of Sandwich. The chain, now in St. Pete, has big plans.
    "The old days of just putting some meat and lettuce and tomato between two slices of bread, those days are gone," says Steve Heeley, CEO of Earl of Sandwich. The chain, now in St. Pete, has big plans.
  • St. Petersburg company wants to customize your deliveries

    St. Petersburg company wants to customize your deliveries

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:27:46 GMT
    Same-day delivery sounds convenient, but a company in Pinellas County wants to take it even further than that. Jagged Peak is working on the framework to allow consumers to schedule their deliveries, right down to the specific time of day.
    Same-day delivery sounds convenient, but a company in Pinellas County wants to take it even further than that. Jagged Peak is working on the framework to allow consumers to schedule their deliveries, right down to the specific time of day.
  • Airbus files patent for bicycle-style airline seats

    Airbus files patent for bicycle-style airline seats

    Monday, July 14 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-14 17:20:38 GMT
    It seems like a never-ending debate: How many people can airlines squeeze onto a passenger jet? Well, it looks like you can hike those numbers if you get rid of those bulky padded seats.
    It seems like a never-ending debate: How many people can airlines squeeze onto a passenger jet? Well, it looks like you can hike those numbers if you get rid of those bulky padded seats.
  • 'The Perfect Bacon Bowl': Sizzle or fizzle?

    'The Perfect Bacon Bowl': Sizzle or fizzle?

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:00:54 GMT
    Plates can be ceramic or paper; cups can be glass or plastic. So why can’t a bowl be made of bacon? We asked the Bacon family to help us try out the 'Perfect Bacon Bowl' -- our most-requested product test so far.
    Plates can be ceramic or paper; cups can be glass or plastic. So why can’t a bowl be made of bacon? We asked the Bacon family to help us try out the 'Perfect Bacon Bowl' -- our most-requested product test so far.
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  • P&G 4Q profit rises, benefits from lower expenses

    P&G 4Q profit rises, benefits from lower expenses

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:50:58 GMT
    Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed 38 percent, bolstered in part by lower expenses.
    Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed 38 percent, bolstered in part by lower expenses.
  • Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

    Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:23:20 GMT
    With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.
    With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday's monthly jobs report to send a similar message.
  • Chrysler US sales climb 20 percent in July

    Chrysler US sales climb 20 percent in July

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:22:11 GMT
    Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years.
    Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years.
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