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Dozens of families will have a brighter Christmas thanks to good samaritan Greg Parady. (Getty Images)

Retailers Help Florida Soldiers Get Home For Christmas

Retailers have pitched in to make sure some Florida National Guardsmen have the transportation to get home for the holidays.

CBS Tampa–12/19/2013

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Delta Apologizes For ‘H8GAYS’ Confirmation Code On Boarding Pass

Delta Air Lines is apologizing after a passenger’s boarding pass has a confirmation code of “H8GAYS.”


While rising home prices helped lift approximately 791,000 residential US properties to a state of positive equity, 6.4 million homes remain weighted down by “underwater” mortgages.   (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Study: 6.4 Million US Homeowners Have ‘Underwater’ Mortgages

The Q3 report from financial and property analysis company CoreLogic shows that 13 percent – or 6.4 million – of all homeowners are still in negative equity despite that number having dropped from 7.2 million at the end of the second quarter this year.

CBS Tampa–12/17/2013

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Insurance Agents Feeling Left Out Of ‘Obamacare’

The so-called ‘back-end’ problems could mean that consumers who think they’ve successfully signed up for a health plan, may find themselves unable to access their coverage come January. The problems include enrollment information that’s rendered practically useless by errors, duplication or garbles. Efforts to fix the issues are underway.

CBS Tampa–12/08/2013

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Health Officials Encourage Alternate Insurance Sign-Up Methods

Federal health officials, after encouraging alternate sign-up methods amid the fumbled rollout of their online insurance website, began quietly urging counselors around the country this week to stop using paper applications to enroll people in health insurance because of concerns those applications would not be processed in time.


A bank owned sign is seen in front of a foreclosed home. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Cities Lead Nation In High-End Foreclosures

Two Florida cities lead the nation in foreclosures of high-end properties worth $5 million or more.

CBS Tampa–12/04/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius answers questions about the error-plagued launch of while testifying before the Senate Finance Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill November 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (credit:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hospital Group Director: Obamacare Website ‘Hopes Were Very Much Quashed’

Counselors helping people use the federal government’s online health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the updated site, with some zipping through the application process while others are facing the same old sputters and even crashes.

CBS Tampa–12/02/2013

Girls dance in a cage in a nightclub.  (credit: Agung Parameswara /Getty Images)

Tampa Considers New Closing Time For Bars

The city of Tampa is considering big changes in how drinks are poured at bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

CBS Tampa–12/01/2013

File photo of a panther in Florida. (credit: Joe Raedle/Staff/Getty Images)

Florida Panther, 12, To Go On Exhibit At Palm Beach Zoo

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 12-year-old Florida panther named Mirasol will go on exhibit in December at the Palm Beach Zoo. The panther — called “Mira” — has been staying in a required […]

CBS Tampa–11/25/2013

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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.

CBS Tampa–11/18/2013