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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

File photo of people exchanging money. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

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

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Poll: Half Of Older Workers Delay Retirement Plans

Stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce.

CBS Tampa–10/14/2013

A pamphlet for the Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, sits on a table. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Obama Administration: We Promise ‘Significant Improvements’ To Website

The Obama administration promised “significant improvements” in accessing the federal health overhaul website this week, after taking down the system for maintenance over the weekend. But many in Florida were still unable to enroll at the start of week two.

CBS Tampa–10/08/2013

Flood insurance rates are set to skyrocket October 1st without Congressional action, with Pinellas County the hardest-hit area in the nation (photo credit: Will Hobson/Tampa Bay Times)

The Current: Flood Insurance Rates Skyrocket, Girl Scouts, Health Education for Kids, Dancing With The Stars

First half-hour: Second half-hour: Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (September 29th) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio players above to catch the first and second half-hour programs featuring: […]

CBS Tampa–10/04/2013

Final Push To Educate Floridians About New Obamacare Laws

With just 48 hours until the launch of one of the key components of the new federal health law, counselors and volunteers are fanning out across the state, knocking on doors and working phone banks to spread the word about “Obamacare”.

CBS Tampa–09/29/2013

Carol Erkes leads her dancers in rehearsal at Lakeland's Florida Dance Theatre (photo credit: Franco Ripple/CBS Tampa Bay)

The Current: Tampa Councilwoman Lisa Montelione, WEDU’s Human Trafficking Film, Florida Dance Theatre and a Controversial New Photo Exhibit

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (September 22nd) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio player above to catch the whole episode featuring: Tampa City Councilwoman Lisa Montelione on Tampa’s […]

CBS Tampa–09/27/2013