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Developer plots high-tech project in Tampa port area
A resort founder unveils his vision for the Channel District, but port officials see a lot of work ahead for an area with many misfires.

Earnings tumble at Federated
Most of the retailer's large yearly loss is blamed on its Fingerhut unit, which closed two Tampa call centers.

Nation's outlook at 4-year low point
February's consumer confidence report, coupled with other data, helps knock the Nasdaq down 100 points.

Questioning favors Microsoft in antitrust case
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court sent a strong signal Tuesday that it plans to send the landmark Microsoft antitrust case back to a new trial judge with orders to keep the software giant intact.

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BLOCKBUSTER, RADIOSHACK TEAM UP: Blockbuster Inc. said it plans to open RadioShack counters inside its own stores, transforming the video stores into complete home-entertainment centers. The companies will test the two-in-one concept this year in about 130 Blockbuster stores in Austin, Texas; Las Vegas; Tulsa, Okla.; and Norfolk, Va., and expand the idea nationwide next year.



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Cover Story: Fragile
How the $8-billion restoration deal will work -- and how it could fall apart.

Features: Learning Curve
The state's revamped job-training bureaucracy faces challenges in the year ahead.

Features: On the Fast Track
Boca Raton's RailAmerica is riding a wave of acquisitions to the top of the short-line rail industry.

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