Florida has the third largest number of workers affected by a new federal rule to extend overtime benefits so businesses should start preparing now, said an attorney who specializes in employment issues.
Listen to WUSF's Carson Cooper speaking with Tampa Bay Business Journal Reporter Ashley Kritzer.
When Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik's real estate venture -- Strategic Property Partners -- named James Nozar as its first CEO in March, that was a sure sign that something big was about to happen.
With uncertainty looming ahead of this year’s Hurricane Season, here's a very predictable reminder from National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knabb:
“You don’t want to be stuck somewhere without critical supplies, and anybody can find themselves in that situation after a hurricane goes through", Knabb said. "You have to be ready to fend for yourself for days on end. With critical supplies like water, non-perishable food, medicines, and back-up power for your very important electronic devices.”
The nation will remember those killed while serving their country on Memorial Day in just over a week. But a local group called Veterans Counseling Veterans wants people to think about another kind of Memorial Day – one honoring those who served in uniform and died by suicide -- and is planning such as service this Sunday in Tampa at American Legion Post 5.
Three weeks before he died suddenly Thursday, Terry Tomalin spoke to WUSF's University Beat when he led a group of students from USF St. Petersburg and Fairmount Park Elementary School on a canoe cruise of Tampa Bay.
Terry Tomalin, the outdoors editor for the Tampa Bay Times, died suddenly Thursday.
Tomalin was also a member of the faculty at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where he taught digital journalism and led the Outdoor Leadership Program. He was also a graduate of USF.
With Hurricane season looming, Duke Energy Florida is worried that residents will be caught unprepared.
“Last year we did a survey of our customers, an online survey, and we found that six out of 10 of them did not have a hurricane plan, and most of them did not know their evacuation route,” said Suzanne Grant, spokeswoman for the Florida energy company.