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Sunday, Feb 14, 2016

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Scientists convert adult skin cells into insulin producers

Scientists convert adult skin cells into insulin producers

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco, have successfully converted human skin cells into fully functional pancreatic cells.
Published: 02/02/16
Scientists in Tampa for conference on BP oil spill

Scientists in Tampa for conference on BP oil spill

TAMPA — Nearly 1,000 scientists, researchers and environmental experts from all over the globe are in downtown Tampa this week for the four-day Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference....
Published: 02/02/16
Seminoles plan second Tampa hotel tower with gambling expansion

Seminoles plan second Tampa hotel tower with gambling expansion

TAMPA — The Seminole Tribe would launch a $1.8 billion expansion of its Seminole Hard Rock casino complexes in Tampa and Hollywood if state lawmakers approve a gambling deal that allows the tribe to offer more types of games, tribal leaders sa...
Published: 02/02/16

House advances unemployment fraud bill

TALLAHASSEE — A House panel on Monday unanimously approved a measure aimed at cracking down on unemployment fraud based on identity theft — a practice lawmakers say is spiraling out of control.
Published: 02/02/16

State business recruiter’s brand undergoes climate change

TALLAHASSEE — The state’s business-recruitment agency has replaced its controversial marketing campaign with a new effort declaring “the future” has arrived in Florida.
Published: 02/01/16
Three friends start brewery in Land O’ Lakes area

Three friends start brewery in Land O’ Lakes area

LAND O’ LAKES — Friends Mark Pizzurro, Pete Abreut and Joe Traina weren’t thinking about helping to revitalize their community or supporting local businesses when they decided to open a craft beer brewery....
Published: 02/01/16
Lutz Kmart closing worries residents

Lutz Kmart closing worries residents

LUTZ — Kmart’s trademark rotating blue light alerting customers to in-store discounts will be unplugged permanently at the Lutz store.
Published: 02/01/16

House tax-cut package: Too much or not enough?

TALLAHASSEE — Several House Democrats expressed apprehension Wednesday about a nearly $1 billion tax-cut package that Republican leaders unveiled this week.
Updated one month ago

House OKs bill setting fracking regulation

TALLAHASSEE — The House passed a bill Wednesday that establishes state regulations for fracking, and throws out bans against the oil and drilling process passed by cities and counties.
Updated one month ago
Gap stores close in St. Pete, Tampa

Gap stores close in St. Pete, Tampa

Two Suncoast Gap stores are among 70 nationwide that have closed.
Updated one month ago