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Can small businesses afford to stay in Tampa Bay?

Sep. 24, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Delma’s, The Flower Booth has operated out of the same 3,752-square-foot shop in St. Petersburg’s Kenwood neighborhood since 1953. Stephanie Anderson – who took over the florist business started by her aunt Delma Nichols Booth – said they’ve...

California city nixes desert surf lagoon plan amid drought

Sep. 22, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California desert city rejected a proposal for a surf lagoon surrounded by hundreds of homes and hotel rooms after critics argued it's the wrong project in the midst of a punishing Western drought. The city council in La Quinta, near Palm...

Affordable housing plan to go before Seattle voters

Sep. 21, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Next year people in Seattle will decide whether the city should set up a public developer to create affordable housing. The Seattle Times reports the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday to allow King County Elections to put the proposed...

This Week: Housing starts, Fed policy update, FedEx earns

Sep. 19, 2022 03:18 AM EDT

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: TRACKING RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION New government data on residential construction should provide insight into the state of the new-home market. The Commerce Department...

Architect Vlado Milunić dies at 81; linked to Prague icon

Sep. 17, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Vlado Milunić, a Czech architect of Croatian ancestry who co-designed Prague’s iconic Dancing House building together with his colleague Frank Gehry, has died at 81. Czech public radio announced his death on Sunday and said it was confirmed by his family. No...

Suspended sculpture transforms Cape Town museum's atrium

Sep. 16, 2022 05:54 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Moody, brooding and floating, Malagasy artist Joel Andrianomearisoa's "The Five Continents of All Our Desires” is transforming the towering atrium of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art in Cape Town. Malagasy's sculptures in black silk...

Judge appoints mediator in Hard Rock Hotel collapse lawsuits

Sep. 12, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans judge has brought in a mediator to try to work out a settlement with hundreds of people who claim damage from collapse of part of a hotel under construction nearly three years ago. Plaintiffs say they were injured, a loved one killed, or their...

Miami-Dade to turn ‘wasted space’ into vibrant neighborhood

Sep. 11, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — This is the vision: At the western end of downtown Miami, a dense, walkable, transit-centered and family-friendly high-rise district would bloom over eight city blocks. Rents for thousands of apartments would fall within reach of the average Miamian. Children would...

6 dead after building collapses in Nigeria’s largest city

Sep. 05, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities on Monday sought to arrest a property developer after a seven-story building under construction collapsed in an upscale area of Lagos, the country's largest city, killing at least six people. Meanwhile, the Lagos Commissioner for Physical...

One of NC’s oldest colonial homes has an unlikely savior

Sep. 03, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

RICH SQUARE, N.C. (AP) — Down a long gravel drive and beside a soybean field in a remote part of northeastern North Carolina, one of the state’s oldest houses is having a renaissance. The wisteria that enveloped the Duke-Lawrence House has been cut back, and workers are...