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Robert Trigaux: Stock promoter's new troubles sound like his old ones
For readers long acquainted with the Tampa Bay area's business scene, the name Allen Z. Wolfson may well conjure up memories of fraud and shady stock deals.

TIA fares among nation's lowest
Competition makes flying a bargain in the bay area. But deals for passengers mean lower revenues for airlines.

Save your dimes for the gas pump
Expect the cost of a gallon to climb 10 cents, the government says, and that's with no war.

Gov. Bush appoints business regulator
Diane W. Carr's first job will be leading the Legislature through the recent antismoking measure.

Investors relieved by update on jobless
Markets rally after a report shows layoffs may be stabilizing.

No holiday cheer over retail sales
Traditionally strong retailers like Wal-Mart were among those reporting weak results.

U.S. Steel to pay $750-million for bankrupt National Steel
PITTSBURGH -- U.S. Steel Corp., the nation's largest steelmaker, said Thursday it will buy bankrupt National Steel Corp. for about $750-million.

Insurance chief choice temporary
Bush and the Cabinet want to give out-of-state candidates time to apply.

Business Today
GROCERY STORES TO CLOSE: Belgian supermarket retailer Delhaize plans to close 42 underperforming Food Lion and Kash n' Karry stores in the United States. The company said 41 underperforming Food Lion stores will be closed by Jan. 31, as well as one Kash n' Karry store. The stores being closed will be identified this month. The company has 1,228 Food Lion stores in 11 states and 138 Kash n' Karry stores, all in Florida.


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