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  1. Four changes shoppers will see as they buy on their phones

    Retail

    NEW YORK — Shoppers buying on their phones this holiday season will see new ways stores are making it easier and faster as they try to lock in sales before people swipe to the next site.

  2. Long-awaited cupcake ATM serving up sweetness in Hyde Park

    Retail

    TAMPA — For more than six months, the new sweet shop in Hyde Park Village was missing a key ingredient: Its signature cupcake ATM.

  3. 5 things to do under $5 Dec. 1-7: Streetcar concert, snow play, Train Weekend

    Events

    1Streetcar Live: This month's segment of concerts performed live on the TECO Line Streetcar System is an evening of hip-hop with Mike Mass, the New York-born MC and producer, with Demi Nova, Asher and Vern Senior. 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. Trolley fare is $2.50 one way, $5 all …

  4. Unused vacation days? Here are some last minute travel ideas

    Florida

    We really stink at vacations. • The average American will end this year with at least three unused vacation days — and half of us will have taken no vacation at all. And even when we do go, too many of us are checking our work email while we are supposed to be relaxing. And don't even get us started on how …

  5. With deals offered early, will shoppers buy on Cyber Monday?

    Retail

    NEW YORK — Cyber Monday may be in danger of losing its online sales title.

  6. Black Friday's online shoppers beat the Cyber Monday rush

    Retail

    Holiday shoppers eager to snag big discounts turned to the internet in record fashion this week, one tracking company said, driving online sales on Black Friday to a new high.

  7. Shop local on Small Business Saturday around Tampa Bay

    Retail

    If waiting in line and shoving through crowds on Black Friday isn't your thing, maybe try Small Business Saturday, a relatively new annual shopping day that falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

  8. A relatively quiet Black Friday across Tampa Bay

    Retail

    The days of waiting in line at crazy, early morning hours for a chance to get a flat screen TV at a good price might be largely behind us.

  9. Proino Breakfast Club, named 'Best of Largo,' has trail of money problems, records show

    Retail

    LARGO — A restaurant once voted "Best of Largo" and a magnet to the city's aspiring downtown is facing several lawsuits claiming the owner has missed rent payments and left thousands of dollars in debts unpaid.

  10. 5 things to do under $5 this week to burn off Thanksgiving calories

    Events

    Since the weather has finally cooled off and we might have a few calories to burn off after Thanksgiving dinner, this week's 5 under $5 list is aimed at getting you outside to find some free and cheap fun while sneaking in a little exercise to boot.