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  1. 5 things to do under $5: Where to see solar eclipse, Bucs training camp

    Events

    1 Solar eclipse: Turn around, bright eyes. Monday brings a total eclipse of the sun, and you'll need protective eyewear to see it. The bay area won't be plunged into darkness for a few minutes like the middle of the country, but with solar lenses you can see this rare event. The Museum of Science and Industry, …

    This photo shows a “diamond ring” shape during the 2016 total solar eclipse in Indonesia. For the 2017 eclipse over the United States, the National Science Foundation-funded movie project nicknamed Citizen CATE will have more than 200 volunteers trained and given special small telescopes and tripods to observe the sun at 68 locations in the exact same way.
  2. Publix continues to invest in online and app delivery through in-house promotion

    Retail

    Publix Supermarkets is investing more heavily in its online and app development by naming a new vice president to head this growing department.

    Publix Supermarkets is investing more heavily in its online and app development by naming a new vice president to head this growing department. 
[SCOTT KEELER   |   TIMES
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  3. Costco made $3.7 million selling 'Tiffany' rings. Now it must pay $19 million to the real Tiffany

    Retail

    Costco must pay the storied jewelry company Tiffany & Co. more than $19 million for selling about 2,500 diamond rings falsely identified on store signs as "Tiffany" rings, a federal judge ruled Monday.

    FILE- In this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, file photo, a shopper leaves a Costco store in, Portland, Ore. Many companies are making special end-of-year dividend payments or moving up their quarterly payouts because investors will have to pay higher taxes on dividend income starting in 2013, unless Congress and President Barack Obama reach a compromise on taxes and government spending. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
  4. Bloomin' Brands chooses Disney hospitality exec as Fleming's president

    Retail

    TAMPA — Bloomin' Brands, the Tampa-based restaurant conglomerate, has turned to a Disney executive to run one of its better-performing operations.

     Bloomin' Brands Inc. has appointed Beth Scott as senior vice president of Bloomin' Brands and president of its Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar chain.
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BRIAN CASSELLA  |  Times 
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  5. Bill Edwards hires outside firm to manage Sundial St. Pete

    Retail

    ST. PETERSBURG — Sundial St. Pete is under new management. Chicago-based JLL, a property management firm, is taking over day-to-day management for the downtown St. Petersburg shopping center.

    Sundial St. Pete is under new management by a company called JLL. | [Times file photo]
  6. Anthony Hucker named next CEO and president of Winn-Dixie parent company

    Retail

    Anthony Hucker is now the official president and CEO at Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie and several other grocery store chains.

    Anthony Hucker, the interin CEO of Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie, visited a remodeled store in Ruskin Thursday. [Photo courtesy of Winn-Dixie]
  7. Tampa restaurant veteran Chuck Winship investing in Little Greek chain

    Retail

    Beef 'O' Bradys former CEO, Chuck Winship, is investing in another Tampa Bay area restaurant chain: Little Greek Fresh Grill.

    Little Greek Fresh Grill president Nick Vojnovic
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  8. Krispy Kreme marks eclipse with chocolate glazed doughnuts

    Retail

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Krispy Kreme is going dark ahead of the solar eclipse set to cast a shadow across part of the U.S. later this month.

    Krispy Kreme is giving its signature glazed treats a chocolate sheen for the first time ever in honor of the Aug. 21 eclipse, where the moon will pass in front of the sun. [Krispy Kreme]
  9. Walmart apologizes after store placed 'own school like a hero' sign above gun display

    Retail

    An Indiana-based Walmart is the source of controversy after customers spotted a sign that combined back-to-school shopping and guns, according to the An Indiana-based Walmart is the source of controversy after customers spotted a sign that combined back-to-school shopping and guns, according to the NY Daily News. [Twitter]

  10. Here's why one Tampa Bay entrepreneur chose Amazon Marketplace over other retailers

    Retail

    TARPON SPRINGS — When Theo Prodromitis was looking for a way to revamp her in-home party business selling sponges sourced locally from the Sponge Docks, she went online.

    Theo Prodromitis has been successful selling her line of sponges on Amazon Marketplace.
{JIM DAMASKE   |   Times]