Tampa organization to help nearly 45 business owners thrive

The Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan (THAP) has launched a new initiative titled PITCH (Push, Improve, Teach, Challenge and Help). In its initial phase, the East...

Amazon looks at dropping packages from as high as 25 feet

BY ETHAN BARON MERCURY NEWS/TNS It’s not that drones get tired, it’s just that if they’re delivering your box of cat food and low-rise socks, dropping...

How not to overpay your taxes this year

FAMILY FEATURES With tax season in full swing, take time to consider how to get the most out of your tax return, which includes finding...

Did toy industry strike out on ‘Panther’ merch?

BY NEDRA RHONE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/TNS “Black Panther’’ has been breaking records since its initial release on Feb. 15, but fans looking for licensed merchandise have been...

‘Black Panther’ annihilates competition with $108-million second weekend

BY KEVIN CRUST LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS No one will ever underestimate King T’Challa of Wakanda again. “Black Panther,” proving its $200-million opening weekend was no fluke, eclipsed...

Pot industry to Trump: What about us?

MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump told world leaders that America is open for business. But one budding U.S. industry — marijuana growers...

‘WE WERE BAMBOOZLED’

That’s the summary of a lawsuit filed by Bethune-Cookman University against three of its former top administrators, including its ex-president and ex-chief financial officer. To download...

O’Neal gets a ‘Fun’ title with Carnival Cruise Line

BY RICHARD TRIBOU ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Shaquille O’Neal has joined the Carnival Cruise Line team as its CFO, but he isn’t the Chief Financial Officer. No, the F,...

Black-owned public relations firm buys marketing company

Vistra Communications, a Black-owned public relations and marketing agency in Hillsborough County, has acquired Marketing Associates USA, a Tampa-based marketing, promotional and branding agency that...

Trump’s Small Business Administration starts to take form

One of the most important transition teams in a new presidential administration is that of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Since we started...

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