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Online spending to surpass in-store for the first time this holiday

There may be a new victor in the years-old battle for holiday bucks between online and brick-and-mortar stores. Shoppers plan to spend 51 percent of their holiday budgets online compared to …

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What could Jeff Bezos do with his $7 billion, overnight windfall?

Jeff Bezos is once more the richest man in the world, adding some $7 billion to his net wealth overnight thanks to a surge in Amazon stock. Amazon posted third-quarter earnings on Thursday …

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  1. Tampa chamber of commerce evolves to take on more policy challenges

    Economic Development

    TAMPA — A couple of the ways the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce has changed — evolved, really — will be on view today at the organization's 132nd annual meeting at the Tampa Convention Center.

  2. Exploring the incredible color, cuisine, culture of India

    Travel

    DELHI

    As I slid my shoes off and handed the man a five-rupee note before entering the Jama Masjid mosque, I could feel the heat from the red stone against my heels. I could also feel the intense stares of the Delhi locals. I don't know which made me sweat more.

  3. Florida hospitals call for more funding in effort to address looming doctor shortage

    Health

    The number of doctors practicing in Florida has not kept up with the state's surging population growth, and more money is needed to recruit and keep them here, hospital leaders said Wednesday.

  4. Allegiant Air mechanics ask to be represented by Teamsters

    Airlines

    Allegiant Air mechanics filed with the federal government Wednesday to be represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. If the petition is passed, the union would negotiate on behalf of the mechanics and related technicians on issues such as contracts and safety.

  5. Tampa airport ranks No. 4 for most affordable parking rates

    Airlines

    TAMPA — Holiday flight prices may be high, but parking rates at Tampa International Airport are a little more manageable. TIA has the fourth-cheapest parking rates in the country, a study by travel and expense app company TravelBank said.

  6. Target aims to boost same-day delivery by acquiring Shipt

    Retail

    NEW YORK — Target plans to boost its same-day delivery capability by paying $550 million for Shipt, its latest move to try to catch up with Amazon.