St. Petersburg Times
Online: Business
 tampabay.com
February 23, 2003  
Our columnists
Robert Trigaux
Comments on business and finance news.
Helen Huntley
Answers readers' money and financial questions

Latest from the markets
click here
Click here
Click for a detailed look at the markets and to check particular stocks

Your Personal Finance Site Includes:

Stock Quotes and Research
My Portfolio
Mutual Funds
E-mail Alerts
Industry News
Stocks of Local Interest


Times 50Our annual report rates the 50 most successful public companies in the Tampa Bay area. Who's shaping our economy and why. Special report
Today’s headlines
Biz bits
The February issue of Smart Money chats with LL Cool J about his "Phat Portfolio." The singer started investing in stocks in the late 1980s. An early favorite was Wal-Mart. More recently, he added shares of Coca-Cola, General Electric and Kohl's. He echoes the sentiment of Warren Buffett: "I don't buy things that are too complicated, that I don't understand."

No simple equation between rising deficit, bond rates
With tax cuts on the president's agenda and war looming on the horizon, it looks as though the federal government soon will be borrowing more money to finance big budget deficits.

Selling a surfer girl
As her sport and its style surge in popularity, a Florida teen tries to balance being an athlete and building a lucrative career.

The money panel: Bill Shields
Q. How did you get started in investing?

Helen Huntley: Five ways to put your tax refund to work
Lucky enough to get a refund check from the IRS and not sure what to do with it?

10 tips: Making tax filing less painful
Not many people enjoy tax time, but there are ways to make it less painful. Here are some tips to reduce stress and make it less likely that the IRS will come knocking on your door:

Home Depot hopes ads remodel its image
A new marketing campaign emphasizes the chain's customer service and do-it-yourself clinics.


Latest business news
  • Monday's Metal Prices
  • Skilling, Lay optimistic as testimony ends
  • Wachovia shares fall on Golden West deal
  • GAO: Sarbanes-Oxley costs high for cos.
  • London's FTSE-100 index closes down 24.6
  • Calif. attorney general files fourth suit
  • Rigas sentencings reset for April
  • Plaintiffs in insurance fraud lawsuit
  • Health insurance plans claim vast fraud
  • TD Ameritrade fiscal 1Q profit up 5 percent
  • Wells Fargo net rises on deposits, lending growth
  • Citi misses Street; 4Q profit down 11 percent
  • Housing bust still haunts the banks
  • Infosys quarter profit $458M, cuts guidance




  • Headlines from
    the current issue of


    Find a business, place, person
    Find a business
    Find a person's email address
    Maps and directions
    Find a person
    Search by phone number
    Chambers of Commerce

  • Apollo Beach
  • Belleair Beach
  • Belleair Bluffs
  • Belleair Shore
  • Bradenton
  • Brandon
  • Brooksville
  • Clearwater
  • Dunedin
  • Gateway
  • Gulf Beaches
  • Hernando County
  • Homosassa Springs
  • Indian Rocks Beach
  • Indian Shores
  • Largo
  • Pinellas Park
  • Madiera Beach
  • New Port Richey
  • North Redington Beach
  • Redington Beach
  • Redington Shores
  • St. Pete Beach
  • St. Petersburg
  • Sarasota
  • Seminole
  • South Pasadena
  • Spring Hill
  • Tampa
  • Treasure Island
  • Palm Harbor Area
  • Pinellas Park/Mid-County
  • Plant City
  • Tarpon Springs
  • Ybor City
  • Zephyrhills
  • West Pasco County
  • Elsewhere in Florida

  • Bartow
  • Lakeland
  • Haines City Area
  • Lake Wales Area
  • Land O' Lakes
  • Longboat Key
  • Manatee Chamber of Commerce
  • All Florida Chambers of Commerce
  • Workforce
    Enterprise Florida, Inc. (a not-for-profit government-business partnership established to guide the development of Florida's economy. Its mission is to maintain a business-friendly climate conducive to the creation and retention of jobs." The site is up-to-date and covers the structure and programs of Enterprise Florida, including technology, workforce, international trade, and capital development.)
    America's Workforce Network, Florida

     

    Back to Top

    © 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
    490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111

     
    tampabaycom