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Toys R Us The Latest Big Retailer To File Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

On-line shopping and fierce competition has claimed another big retailer as the latest victim. CBS News says toy company Toys R Us revealed yesterday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to get back on track, reorganize and restructure its' debt. The retailer, that has around 1,600 locations, says that…

A Bunch Of New Pop Culture Influenced Words Added To Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Pop culture is again having a big influence on the latest class of new words being added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.  Time Magazine, says around 250 new words were announced as new additions yesterday. Among the new words and their definitions to be included: froyo: frozen yogurt alt-right: a right-wing, primarily online political movement or…

Power Nearly Fully Restored Across The Bay Area

Since Irma came through the state of Florida and left a swath of destruction in her wake, the state's power companies have been scrambling. According to Bay News 9, Duke Energy has restored power to over 99% of it's customers. Tampa Electric is reportedly 100% restored, Lakeland Electric is at 95% and FP&L has brought…

UPDATE: The Latest On Post Hurricane Irma Repairs

Here's the latest on the clean up after Hurricane Irma, as of Friday, 6/15 at 6am. And for information on FEMA, scams/fraud, specific Tampa Bay area county updates, Red Cross & more, click HERE. FLORIDA TOLL ROADS: (As of 6am Friday 9/15): Tolls are still suspended & there's no word yet on when they'll start collecting…

After Hurricane Irma: Tips To Hiring A Contractor & Other Repair Services

Now that everyone has assessed the damage from Hurricane Irma and it's time to start thinking about making repairs, need to remove debris or clean up your property, here are FEMA's tips when hiring a contractor. They say: Check to make sure contractors are licensed in the State of Florida (Contractors sometimes come from out of…

THURSDAY UPDATE: The Latest On Hurricane Irma Relief In Tampa Bay

Here's the latest on the clean up after Hurricane Irma, as of Thursday, 6/14 at 6am. And for information on FEMA, scams/fraud, specific Tampa Bay area county updates, Red Cross & more, click HERE. TRAFFIC LIGHTS: As a reminder, if traffic lights are out, treat them as a 4-way stop. FLORIDA TOLL ROADS: (As of am…

Hurricane Irma Relief: FEMA, Red Cross And County-By-County Info

As the clean up process continues after Hurricane Irma, there is a lot of information you need to know: Click HERE to find out about some of the financial stuff you may need to deal with now that Hurricane Irma has passed, including insurance. Another big thing to beware of is scammers who will unfortunately…

UPDATE: The Latest On Hurricane Irma Clean Up

Here's the latest on the clean up after Hurricane Irma: POWER COMPANIES (as of 6am 9/12): More & more people are getting power restored as we speak. DUKE ENERGY says there's no need to report an outage. They are aware and are working diligently to restore power. TRAFFIC LIGHTS: If the traffic lights at an…