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Number of Tampa Bay homeowners underwater plunges

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In an encouraging sign for the general economy, the number of Tampa Bay borrowers who owe more than their homes are worth continues to plunge. The Tampa Bay Times reported that although still double the national average, just 16 percent of bay area homeowners with mortgages were underwater in the first three months of this year compared with 23 percent in 2015’s first quarter. CoreLogic, a research firm, said nationally, 8 percent of borrowers owed more than their homes were…

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Did Kendrick Meek get a fair shake from the latest Quinnipiac Poll?

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Lord knows I’ve spent the last couple of weeks dogging Kendrick Meek’s campaign for what I believe is a lackluster effort to gather the requisite number of voter signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. But I criticize out of love. Tough love, but love nevertheless. It’s for that same reason why I need to defend Meek’s position in the latest Quinnipiac Poll, which, because it showed Marco Rubio ahead of Charlie Crist for the first time, is being cited…

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