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Tennessee throttles Northwestern in Outback Bowl

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The temperature was in the mid-20s on the Northwestern campus in Evanston, Illinois, as the Wildcats played in the Outback Bowl on Friday. And although it was 82 in Tampa, the Tennessee Volunteers gave the Wildcats a chilly reception as they rolled to a 45-6 victory at Raymond James Stadium. The host committee was cordial and accommodating to the Wildcats and their fans, but the Volunteers were a different story. Tennessee dominated both sides of the ball and looked much…

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Tampa Chamber outlines 2016 agenda, supports Florida Enterprise Fund

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The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce headed up to Tallahassee Thursday to discuss its 2016 legislative agenda with lawmakers. “We had the privilege today to meet with our local delegation members to express what is important to the Chamber and to the business community as a whole,” said Guy King III, the group’s chair-elect.  “It is imperative that we start to lay the groundwork now so that when session begins in January our legislators will know what is important to…

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Hillsborough county commissioners approve push to bring Cuban consulate to region

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The Hillsborough County Commission on Wednesday became the latest local agency to support the push to have a Cuban consulate in Tampa. “We’ve been told from our sources in Washington, D.C., that, if we truly want to be considered for the consulate, we must speak with one voice,” said Bob Rohrlack, president and CEO of The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, who made the request before the board. “If we resume the historical role of having the consulate here, which…

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