A Virgin Atlantic airplane is pictured at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in New York. Virgin Atlantic is launching a year-round direct flight between Tampa International Airport and London’s Heathrow airport.
Flights go on sale on July 13, with return economy fares starting at around $520 per person.
PGIM Inc. will enter the Tampa market next year, bringing 150 jobs to the $1 billion development.
Clarify, which does business-to-business marketing in the tech sector, will bring 25 new jobs in its first year here.
The company said Wednesday that it will drop the testing requirement Aug. 1 except on ships sailing from places with local testing rules


  1. Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Gem sits at the Port of Miami, awaiting a hoped-for return to service.
  2. British business-to-business marketing firm Clarify has picked Tampa to host its U.S. headquarters.
  3. Midtown West is the primary office tower at Midtown Tampa. The eight-story building will house a new 22,000-square-foot lease from PGIM, the global investment arm of Prudential Financial, starting in early 2023.
  4. Children visit with Hope at her home at the Ruth and J.O. Stone Dolphin Complex at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This facility has opened an immersive exhibit called Dolphintopia that explores the science of dolphins and also their connection to humans throughout history.
  5. Jack Sweeney displays @elonjet on his phone on June 23, 2022 in Clermont, Fla.
  6. Paul Bettany, who plays Vision in the Marvel series of films, will make an appearance at Tampa Bay Comic Convention July 29-31.
  7. Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. After the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the federal right to an abortion that's been in place for half a century, companies like Amazon, Disney, Apple and JP Morgan pledged to cover travel costs for employees who live in states where the procedure is now illegal so they can terminate pregnancies.
  8. People walk past the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in New York.  Stocks are opening lower across the board on Wall Street, Tuesday, July 5,  and crude oil prices are dropping again. Treasury yields also fell as traders continued to worry about the state of the economy
  9. Tampa's Bloomin' Brands, the parent of Outback Steakhouse, minted a number of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, around its Bloomin' Onion. The company minted the NFTs on June 23, and they were gone within 20 minutes.
  10. Sean Ferraro, right, sells a pizza to boaters near Three Rooker Island off the north Pinellas County coast on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Ferraro, the owner of Madison Avenue Pizza in Dunedin, doesn't take orders before launching his Pizza Skiff on weekends, instead approaching boaters when he's on the water.
  11. Smoke and steam rise out of the stacks at Tampa Electric Company's Big Bend Station in Apollo Beach in 2005. As part of a plan to modernize its facilites, TECO this month will start cleaning pipes at its facility as it prepares to open a new energy production unit that's not reliant on coal. The process will result in a 100-foot-tall plume of steam above its facility throughout July.
  12. An offshore oil rig drills for oil in the Gulf of Mexico in 2005.
  13. The Whole Foods store at the Countryside Mall in Clearwater was closed Thursday morning after a fire in the vent system filled the store with smoke, Clearwater Fire & Rescue reported.
  14. A screenshot of the sign-in screen for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's Reemployment Assistance Program is seen.
  15. A cheeseburger at California chain Fatburger, which is coming to the Tampa area.
  16. Nina Johnson, of St. Petersburg, left, talks paddle boards and paddles with Melissa Damel, of Largo, right, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, on the sales floor at Bill Jackson's Shop for Adventure in Pinellas Park.
  17. Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach has burned both coal and natural gas to create electricity in Tampa Bay. Both processes release greenhouse gasses that cause global warming.
  18. Ardene opened at the Westfield Brandon mall in 2022.
  19. Hundreds of apartments and single-family homes will sprout at Rattlesnake Point adjacent to a chlorine plant that has worried activists and some Tampa City Council members about the potentially dangerous consequences of an industrial accident.
  20. Construction of the Julia apartment tower continues to be criticized as out of keeping with the next-door Flori de Leon apartments.
  21. Tampa Bay Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg speaks to members of the media on Opening Day at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on April 8. For the third time in just over a year, minority owners in the Rays franchise sued Sternberg on Monday in Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court, alleging he wrested control of the team away from their voting interests as partners.
  22. A look at Grand Central at Kennedy, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., on Oct. 26, 2021 in Tampa.
  23. The Cove On The Bay apartment complex in South Tampa sold for $132.8 million on June 21.
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