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Reinventing Jeff Vinik: From Wall Street to hockey to real estate

Analysts at Morningstar, the mutual fund consulting firm in Chicago, are so dazzled by Jeff Vinik that they call him ''Amazin' Jeff.'' At 32 years of age, Mr. Vinik has a limited track record. …

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  1. Letters: Dissenters on Cuba fail to see the big picture

    Letters

    Cuba and Florida

    Dissenters miss the big picture

    Our state stands 90 miles away from a potential trading partner that could mean thousands of new jobs for our citizens, but we hear only anger and criticism from the governor and one U.S. senator. Do they so dislike anything with President Barack …

  2. Letters: Good work at New Beginnings is being punished

    Letters

    Times' crusade against New Beginnings

    Good work is being punished

  3. Editorial: Embrace proposed rules to protect manatees

    Editorials

    It is a unique, Florida experience: Visitors to Three Sisters Springs in Citrus County are nearly guaranteed in the winter months to see crowds of manatees and even have a chance to swim or paddle alongside them and get a bit too close. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes that from December to March, there would …

    A tour boat floats nearby as a manatee swims up to the underwater observatory at Three Sisters Springs last week on Kings Bay in Crystal River in Citrus County.
  4. Editorial: Russia's problems are world problems

    Editorials

    Russian President Vladimir Putin used his marathon end-of-year news conference last week to blame everyone for Russia's problems but the person most responsible: himself. It was a vivid picture of the instability wracking the country — one that doesn't serve Putin, the Russian people or the global community.

  5. Editorial: A glimmer of hope on Medicaid expansion

    Editorials

    There is a glimmer of hope that Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature may finally come around and accept billions of federal dollars to extend health care coverage to up to 1 million Floridians. A new proposal backed by a broad alliance of businesses and hospitals to accept the federal Medicaid money and use it to …

    There is a glimmer of hope that Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature may finally come around and accept billions of federal dollars to extend health care coverage to up to 1 million Floridians.

    Rubio says Paul has 'no idea what he's talking about' on Cuba

    UPDATE 12:46 p.m. : Paul just fired his own salvo via Twitter:...

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    Martin seeks more progress from Bucs' running game

    TAMPA -- Bucs running back Doug Martin, who rushed for a season-high 96 yards last week, understands that the more he's on the field Sunday, the less that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is, which is probably a good thing....

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    Christmas colors with a twist! Tampa's Kellie McRae helps us ring in the holidays Florida style.

    Fab Friday: Kellie McRae

    Christmas is just around the corner, so we figured what better gift to give you than local shoe extraordinaire Kellie McRae?...

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