Al Burns Jr., PSTA director of procurement, looks at what the Bay Pines VA booth has to offer at the PSTA Career Fair on Wednesday in St. Petersburg.
The event, hosted by the Pinellas bus agency, is meant to bring together riders and employers on some of their major routes.
The all-cash deal will bring Fort Lauderdale’s IGY Marinas under the boat retailer’s expanding corporate umbrella.
Average paychecks are rising faster than they have in decades — but not fast enough to keep up with accelerating costs for such items as food, rent, autos and medical services.
St. Petersburg’s McGuckin Group will acquire Tampa’s Key Associates, bolstering its women’s development arm.


  1. Executive Director Rui Farias stands in front of a sign for the exhibit, Building the Sunshine City, at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. The museum is offering $6 admission on Sundays through the end of August.
  2. Al Burns Jr., PSTA director of procurement, looks at what the Bay Pines VA booth has to offer at the PSTA Career Fair on Wednesday in St. Petersburg.
  3. A Connecticut-style lobster roll, dressed in warm butter, is served at Lucky Lobster Co. in Dunedin.
  4. Clearwater's MarineMax has reached a $480 cash deal to acquire Fort Lauderdale's IGY Marinas, the companies announced Wednesday.
  5. Audrey McGuckin is founder and CEO of the McGuckin Group, a leadership development firm based in St. Petersburg. The company has acquired another leadership development firm in Tampa, Key Associates, Inc.
  6. Gas prices are displayed at a Sunoco gas station along the Ohio Turnpike near Youngstown, Ohio, Tuesday, July 12, 2022. Thanks largely to falling gas prices, the government’s inflation report for July, to be released Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, will probably show that prices jumped 8.7% from a year earlier, according to a survey of economists by data provider FactSet.
  7. People wait in line to check into their reservations for a Drag Brunch at R House Wynwood in Miami, on Saturday, April 9, 2022.
  8. First Watch, the Bradenton-based brunch chain, announced on an investor call Tuesday that it would raise menu prices again, pushing prices for the rest of 2022 nearly 8% above last year, in response to labor and food cost inflation.
  9. Timothy Longworth, 42, of Tampa, was arrested late Monday on a charge of armed robbery.
  10. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies said this man robbed a Carrollwood area bank, then rode off on this motorized mini-bike.
  11. Jake Paul poses for pictures following a press conference at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Nov. 8, 2021, ahead of a fight with Tommy Fury in December. Paul's sports betting company Betr secured a $5 million investment from Tampa-based Florida Funders to lead a $30 million Series A fundraising round. It's the largest investment in Florida Funders' history.
  12. Shoppers shop at a grocery store in Glenview, Ill., Monday, July 4, 2022.  U.S. demand for grocery delivery is cooling as food prices rise. Some shoppers are shifting to less expensive grocery pickup, while others are returning to the store.
  13. American Airlines aircraft wait at gates at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, on June 7, 2021. Derek Kerr might have the hardest job in the airline business. He's the chief financial officer of American Airlines, and that means it's his job to fix a balance sheet that has been battered by borrowing money so American could survive the pandemic.
  14. Screens display end-of-day trading results at the New York Stock Exchange on May 12, 2022, in New York.
  15. More than 1,100 flights were canceled on Friday because of heavy weather in the East Coast, another in a series of delays and cancellations.
  16. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., arrives for a meeting of the Senate Homeland Security Committee at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. Sinema, a centrist who was seen as the pivotal vote, said in a statement that she had agreed to changes in the measure's tax and energy provisions and was ready to “move forward” on the bill.
  17. St. Petersburg's Baum Ave Market has closed and a boutique hotel is now planed for the space at 1113 Central Ave.
  18. A view of the old Marine Apartments building in Pass-a-Grille on St. Pete Beach. As the Tampa Bay rental market heats up, small apartment buildings like this one are being replaced by luxury high-rises.
  19. WFLA photojournalist Paul Lamison, shown here in June when he threw out the first pitch before the Rays played the Brewers, died of a sudden heart attack on Wednesday.
  20. This Sunday, June 25, 2017, photo shows TK Holdings Inc. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich.  The death toll from exploding air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. has risen to 19 in the U.S. and 28 worldwide reported Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Authorities say the driver of a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck was killed in what should have been a minor crash last month near Pensacola, Fla. But the driver's air bag inflator exploded, spewing shrapnel that hit the unidentified driver, a 23-year-old man.
  21. Construction workers help direct traffic outside a residential and commercial building under construction at the Essex Crossing development on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.  America’s hiring boom continued last month as employers added a surprising 528,000 jobs despite raging inflation and rising anxiety about a recession.
  22. A rendering of the mixed-use development proposed for the site of the former Coquina Key shopping plaza in St. Petersburg. Local real estate investment firm Stoneweg wants to build 458 apartments, 20% of which would be reserved for tenants who make between 80% and 120% of the area median income.
  23. Smiling mature woman using global positioning system while driving her car.
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