The $17B WellCare-Centene deal would have been larger but for this one thing

WellCare Health Plans Inc. and Centene Corp. started talking about a deal between the companies seven months before they announced in March that Centene would buy WellCare in a transaction valued at $17.3 billion.

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USF rebrands (again), not so bullish on new logo after all

Changes are coming to the University of South Florida, and we’re not talking the office of the President.

USF announced to students in a campus-wide email Monday that the controversial rebrand undertaken last fall, the new color palette and bull logo, would come to a decisive end, effective immediately.

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Why one Tampa Bay banker sleeps ‘with one eye open’

Commercial real estate development in Tampa Bay is going strong right now, but one leading Tampa Bay banker is keeping a close watch on economic growth that makes it possible.

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Framebridge: Susan Tynan [How I Built This With Guy Raz]

Susan Tynan's experience in the ephemeral e-market of LivingSocial made her want to start a business that she could touch and feel.

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Kristen Shepherd is crafting a Museum of Fine Arts for the 21st Century

The arrival of Kristen A. Shepherd in 2016 was exactly what the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts needed, in order to compete and thrive in today’s evolving arts universe.

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The Shuffle

Owen Lafave
The Bank of Tampa


The Hustle

Sarah Davidson (Resility Health)

Sarah Davidson is CEO and founder of Resility Health. This Gainesville-based company is part of the Tampa Bay Wave TechDiversity accelerator. Resility Health addresses the chronic stress epidemic head-on.

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Tech Data

Connecting the world with the power of technology.

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Peter Kageyama

Focus: Climate

Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace [New York Times]

Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their survival, a sweeping new United Nations assessment has concluded.

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ICYMI: PitchLyst Startup Report #16: Tampa Bay Wave

Joe is joined in the studio by our friends at Tampa Bay Wave, Rich Heruska & Lerah Harris.

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