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Critics say the billion-dollar royalties collected by the AARP creates a conflict of interest that undermines the group’s credibility to speak for all seniors on critical Medicare policy issues. This illustration was created using the AARP's 2020 IRS tax filing.
The organization profits from marketing its brand. But are its partners earning AARP’s approval, or buying it?
The Lakeland grocery chain said it will not explain its decision “at this time.”

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  1. Paul Tash, chairman of the Tampa Bay Times, chats with Times photojournalist Dirk Shadd on June 14 at the Times' office in St. Petersburg. After stepping down as CEO in January, Tash is retiring as chairman on July 1, 47 years after he started with the Times as an intern.
  2. Sean Baker's "The Florida Project" took place in this glaringly purple low-budget motel named the Magic Castle, just down Route 192 from Disney's Magic Kingdom. New Owners have told residents they must move out. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times (2017)]
  3. Planes sit on the tarmac at the Des Moines International Airport, Monday, June 13, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. With an eye on the upcoming July Fourth weekend, airlines are stepping up their criticism of federal officials over recent widespread flight delays and cancellations.
  4. Abortion-rights marchers hold signs during a rally Friday in St. Petersburg.
  5. In this Jan. 9, 2019, photo, guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista. The Walt Disney Co. said Friday that in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, employees who may need to travel to receive an abortion will receive a "travel benefit" designed to reimburse some or all of their expenses.
  6. Pro life signs are seen outside the All Women's Health Center of Clearwater on May 3. The Supreme Court has struck down the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that recognized a Constitutional right to an abortion. States can now ban the procedure.
  7. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds up a 15-week abortion ban law after signing it, Thursday, April 14, 2022, in Kissimmee.
  8. Tampa consulting company MGT Consulting, led by former state Rep. Trey Traviesa, is acquiring an Atlanta information technology solutions and cybersecurity company Layer 3 Communications.
  9. This Gulfport property was actioned off earlier this year as the first NFT house to be sold in the United States, with a starting bid of about $650,000. Tampa Bay's median home prices continued to surge in May, but demand might finally be cooling off.
  10. Amazon’s Alexa might soon replicate the voice of family members - even if they’re dead. The capability, unveiled at Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas Wednesday, June 22, 2022, is in development.
  11. With consumers feeling pain at the pump, politicians and others are pointing fingers.
  12. Palmetto leaves create the signature split on the top of baking loaves at La Segunda Central Bakery in Ybor City.
  13. Critics say the billion-dollar royalties collected by the AARP creates a conflict of interest that undermines the group’s credibility to speak for all seniors on critical Medicare policy issues. This illustration was created using the AARP's 2020 IRS tax filing.
  14. Publix, the state's largest private employer, has announced that it will not be offering the newly approved vaccine for children ages 4 and under.
  15. The Kolter Group broke ground on a 42-story, 244-unit luxury condominium called Arthouse St. Pete on June 22, 2022. From left to right: Bob Glaser, president and CEO of Smith & Associates; Ken Welch, mayor of St. Petersburg; Bryan Van Slyke, regional president for Kolter; Sean DeMartino, president of central and north Florida for Coastal Construction; and Ricardo Nunez, development manager for Kolter.
  16. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker speaking during 2016 graduation ceremonies at the Florida State University College of Law.
  17. This South Tampa home built in 1925 by by Val Maestro Antuono, the largest cigar manufacturer of the time, went on the market for $2.995 million in 2018. It sold in May for $2.5 million to a developer who has filed an application to split it into six lots.
  18. It was basketball that earned Brian Lamb the spotlight and the opportunity to lead.  The USF graduate sees the intense competition found in sports and business as kindred spirits. Lamb received a promotion with Fifth Third Bank and left Tampa Bay to work in Cincinnati. [CHARLIE KAIJO | Times]
  19. Shelves normally meant for baby formula sit nearly empty at a store in downtown Washington, D.C., on May 22.
  20. A rendering for plans of the extension of the Epicurean hotel in Tampa's Hyde Park neighborhood.
  21. Port Tampa Bay, shown here from an area near its cruise terminal and Sparkman Wharf on Oct. 19, 2020, may consider increasing its property tax rate in order to fund the purchase of more waterfront property, commissioner Patrick Allman said during a meeting Tuesday in Tampa.
  22. There hasn't been a St. Pete Pride since 2019, shown here with colorful marchers. Organizers expect to draw more than 300,000 people to the festivities in St. Petersburg on June 25.
  23. The U.S. Supreme Court building as seen on Sunday, July 11, 2021, in Washington, D.C..
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