Susie Vertich, 44, from Tampa shops at the Tampa Bay Lightning Amalie Arena team store at Amalie Arena on Monday, June 13, 2022 in Tampa.
From soaring rents and housing costs to double-digit inflation, Tampa Bay consumers are shifting their spending.
Moffitt Cancer Center wants to buy land in Ruskin to offer cancer screenings and other services.
Residents asked for a stop work order on the Taylor Morrison project in rural northwest Hillsborough.
We talked to a St. Petersburg wedding planner about wedding costs, and how to keep them low.


  1. In this Sept. 28, 2021, photo, people shop at an Apple Store in Beijing. Apple disclosed serious security vulnerabilities Wednesday for iPhones, iPads and Macs. The software flaws could potentially allow attackers to take complete control of these devices, Apple said.
  2. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Marcellus Osceola Jr., chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, pose for a photo at a signing ceremony on Friday, April 23, 2021.
  3. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis reacts after publicly signing HB7, alternately dubbed the "individual freedom" law or the "stop woke" bill, during a news conference at Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School in Hialeah Gardens, Fla., on Friday, April 22, 2022. Three federal lawsuits, the latest filed Thursday, are challenging the law.
  4. Two Graces in St. Petersburg is being sold to new owners and has closed.
  5. Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America, is photographed during an interview at the Bank of America Tower, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in the Manhattan borough of New York.  Bank of America says the revenue it gets from overdrafts has dropped 90% from a year ago, after the bank reduced overdraft fees to $10 from $35 and eliminated fees for bounced checks.
  6. The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT concept is unveiled on Wednesday in Pontiac, Mich. Thundering gas-powered muscle cars will be closing in on their final Saturday night cruises in the coming years as automakers begin replacing them with super fast cars that run on batteries. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
  7. Susie Vertich, 44, from Tampa shops at the Tampa Bay Lightning Amalie Arena team store at Amalie Arena on Monday, June 13, 2022 in Tampa.
  8. President Joe Biden speaks from the Treaty Room in the White House on April 14, 2021.
  9. Despite a request from residents, Hillsborough commissioners said Wednesday they could not halt work on a Taylor Morrison project again without giving the company due process to answer allegations that it violated county permitting rules.
  10. Two deaths in Florida have been linked to raw oysters from Louisiana.
  11. College Hunks Hauling Junk placed at least nine franchisees on this year's Inc. magazine Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America.
  12. Tampa startup accelerator and incubator Tampa Bay Wave is moving its headquarters to the WeWork building at 501 E Kennedy Blvd.
  13. If you’re worried about a recession, there are steps you can take to safeguard your money
  14. Tampa health tech company BeniComp will move into a new 3,000-square-foot space in downtown's Tampa City Center and add 100 jobs to its local workforce by 2025.
  15. On Thursdays, the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg has half-price admission of $12.50 after 5 p.m.
  16. The mansion on Geraci Road has a pool complete with a pirate ship and a captain.
  17. The aquarium's $40 million expansion will include new habitats for puffins, sea lions and African penguins. Guests can expect some closures during the build-out, including the outdoor splash pad as the sea lion and penguin exhibits come together. Construction is expected to begin next year.
  18. All 50 state attorneys general, Republicans and Democrats, have come together through a newly formed task force to go after U.S. telecommunications companies that allow robocalls originating overseas to reach their customers.
  19. Buying in bulk isn’t just for minivan-driving families with walk-in pantries.
  20. A little preventive maintenance and some other easy fixes can help keep costs down.
  21. The Topgolf on Palm River Road in Brandon opened in 2014. Another one is planned to open in St. Petersburg late next year.
  22. A tanker ship travels east under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge en route to the Port Tampa Bay on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in St. Petersburg.
  23. Kimberly Sadler, a legal assistant, strolls through Lykes Gaslight Park while on a break from work. Sadler said employees at her office returned to working three days a week in the office this spring.
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