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Job seekers are seen waiting in line. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Fla. Shows Second Largest Increase In Unemployment Aid Applications In U.S.

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell to a seasonally adjusted 305,000, the second-lowest level in six years last week. The decline shows that companies are laying off fewer workers.

CBS Tampa–09/26/2013

CBS Radio and Hungry Howie's Pizza have partnered to present Blessings in a Backpack which will feed Tampa Bay low-income schoolchildren for three years

The Current: Millie Herrera of U.S. Labor Dept, Working Women of Tampa Bay, Blessings in a Backpack, OneBlood Blood Drives

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (September 1st) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio player above to catch the whole episode featuring: Millie Herrera, former Southeast Regional Representative at […]

CBS Tampa–09/04/2013

File photo of  Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Gov. To Call For Large Cut In Taxes And Fees

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is going to push for a $500 million cut in taxes and fees during his re-election year.

CBS Tampa–08/30/2013

File photo of Florida Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Enterprise Florida Board To Vote On CEO’s Bonus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The board of the public-private organization charged with luring businesses to Florida is set to vote on whether to award a $70,000 bonus to its top official. The board of Enterprise […]

CBS Tampa–08/08/2013

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Governor Rick Scott Leads Trade Mission To Paris

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is leaving Friday on another foreign trip, this time heading to Paris for a week to attend an international air show. Scott is leading a delegation of […]

CBS Tampa–06/14/2013

Listen to The Current’s May 18-19 show: Safe Boating Week, Paddle Against Cancer, Asthma in Tampa Bay, Sykes Our Heroes

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition of The Current? No problem! Click the audio player below to catch the whole episode featuring: Jim Fogle, Public Education Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary on […]

06/13/2013

File photo of Fla. Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bills Signed To Speed Fla. Foreclosures, Evictions

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, ignoring veto pleas from consumer advocates, on Friday signed two measures into law that could affect renters and homeowners across the state. One bill could up speed up the foreclosure process in Florida. The other makes it easier for landlords to evict tenants.

06/07/2013

Dave Blizzard plays taps during as a veteran slautes behind him during a memorial day service held Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park. (photo credit: Jim Reed/Tampa Tribune)

Listen to The Current’s May 25-26 show: CBS Cares About PTSD, Veterans of Honor Flight, Hurricane Expo, Safe Boating Week, The Birchwood

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition of The Current? No problem! Click the audio player below to catch the whole episode featuring: Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes in a CBS Radio News/CBS Cares special […]

CBS Tampa–05/28/2013

Home Sale Pending (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

US Home Prices Rise Nearly 11 %, Most Since 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006. A growing number of buyers are bidding on a tight supply of homes, driving […]

CBS Tampa–05/28/2013

File photo of an asteroid. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltec via Getty Images)

NASA Mission To Lasso Asteroid Could Eventually Cost More Than $2.6 Billion

Surrounded by engineers, NASA chief Charles Bolden inspected a prototype spacecraft engine that could power an audacious mission to lasso an asteroid and tow it closer to Earth for astronauts to explore.

CBS Tampa–05/24/2013