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Winner and Loser of the Week

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Winner: Nielsen Holdings PLC. One of the largest tech employers in Tampa Bay announced it has an agreement to sell itself for $16 billion, including debt, to a group of private-equity firms.

Nielsen collects data and releases it to advertisers to help them determine where to direct marketing dollars.

Loser: Orlando Gudes. The embattled Tampa City Councilman resigned as chairman following a blistering report that affirmed allegations of sexual harassment and a hostile environment.

The report followed a complaint last year by a former female aide.

Gudes admitted making “inappropriate” comments but said he will not resign from the Council.

– Joe Henderson, Extensive Enterprises

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