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Robert Trigaux: BofA takes new approach, new attitude
Okay, I admit it. As a business writer, I sometimes miss the hell-for-leather days when charismatic North Carolina banker Hugh McColl, a CEO bordering on cartoon general for his insatiable appetite for acquisitions, routinely invaded Florida and bought its biggest banks.

Pinellas company to make plane part
AAR Composites will make a fire barrier for military refueling jets.

Tampa Publix accused of bias
Complaints against the Bayshore Boulevard store echo those in a class-action suit settled two years ago.

Florida Power, union forge new labor pact
The rank-and-file must vote on the tentative contract. Union leaders say it provides "good money and good benefits."

United uncertainty rattles employees
Some find it hard to keep smiling as the airline inches closer to bankruptcy. Many are cutting back on expenses.

United bankruptcy could reshape industry
NEW YORK -- A bankruptcy filing by United Airlines could set the stage for a dramatic restructuring of the beleaguered industry, forcing hub-and-spoke carriers over time to become more like their low-cost rivals.

New partnership to provide high-speed wireless Internet access
NEW YORK -- Three tech industry heavyweights joined forces Thursday in a bid to blanket the country's coffee shops, universities and auto repair shops with wireless Internet access fast enough to permit streaming of movies or online game-playing.

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