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Economy

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Rubio Pushing Reform Agenda To Tackle Poverty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio says the nation needs a new reform agenda to help the poorest Americans find work and boost their families out of poverty, a goal that he says has been […]

CBS Tampa–01/08/2014

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Florida Not Expecting Damage To Citrus From Freeze

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s citrus industry isn’t expecting any damage to crops from a deep freeze afflicting much of the continental U.S. Temperatures are expected to dip into the 30s in parts of Florida […]

CBS Tampa–01/05/2014

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

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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.

12/07/2013

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

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

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Airline Ad For Discount Toronto Flights: ‘We’re Not Smoking Crack’

The low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is offering $29.90 one-way tickets to the Toronto region, and taking a shot at a recent admission from the city’s mayor, their ads promise “We’re not smoking crack.”

CBS Tampa–11/14/2013

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The Current’s Special Edition: Former CFO Alex Sink, State Rep. James Grant, NYT-Bestselling Author Scott Turow, CBS Tampa Bay Cares

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (November 10th) special FINAL edition of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current with Franco Ripple as host? No problem! Click the audio players above to catch the whole program […]

11/11/2013

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Fla. Consumer Confidence Fell Sharply In October

Florida’s consumer confidence is falling sharply.

CBS Tampa–10/29/2013

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Fla. Rejects Workers’ Compensation Rate Hike

Florida regulators are rejecting a proposed one percent hike in workers compensation insurance rates.

CBS Tampa–10/23/2013