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Lightning prepared to raise Marty St. Louis’ jersey to rafters

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Three years ago, he went away angry. Three years ago, a lot of Tampa Bay Lightning fans felt he had pulled out on the team. But tonight, Marty St. Louis returns home for the team’s first jersey-retiring ceremony before the game against Columbus. Finally, the team and its star have reconciled. “I don’t think even when you’re done playing and you’ve done some great things” St. Louis said, “it’s nothing you hope for. This is an add-on you never felt…

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AARP: ‘Longevity Economy’ accounts for $7.6 trillion in U.S., study shows

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On Monday, AARP released the 2016 Longevity Economy report, an in-depth look at how our nation’s population of 111 million 50-plus consumers are impacting the U.S. economy. According to the report, the 50-plus age groups generates $7.6 trillion in economic activity (a $500 million increase from 2013), including $5 trillion in consumer spending by people 50-plus. This increase reflects the shifting demographic and spending patterns of this group due to longer life spans and prolonged employment. The 50-plus cohort represents…

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James E.C. Perry announces retirement from Supreme Court

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James E.C. Perry, a justice of the Florida Supreme Court, says he will retire this Dec. 30. Perry, who joined the court in March 2009, announced his retirement in a letter to Gov. Rick Scott, released Monday morning. (Click here to read the letter, which is at the end of the press release.) The vacancy now gives Scott, a Republican, the opportunity to add another jurist to the court’s conservative minority of Charles Canady and Ricky Polston. This will be his first…

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Florida state pension plan posts 7th year of positive gains, now worth $141B

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Florida’s state retirement system is showing a net gain over the past fiscal year, a streak of positive returns now in its seventh year. LobbyTools reports that Florida State Board of Administration released preliminary investment performance figures Tuesday for the fiscal year ending June 30. The numbers show the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan earning 0.61 percent, beating its benchmark and finishing the year with a market value of $141.42 billion. According to the report, three sectors had the highest…

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Bucs’ Pro Bowler Logan Mankins set to retire from football

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Logan Mankins has blocked his last defensive tackle. Mankins, the Tampa Bay Bucs‘ Pro Bowl guard, has decided to retire, according to NFL.com and the Tampa Bay Times. “It is always difficult losing a player of Logan’s caliber both on the field and in the locker room,” said Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht. “He is one of the toughest, most intelligent and skilled players at his position that I have seen in my years around this game. Logan distinguished himself as…

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Peyton Manning’s exit would be among NFL’s finest

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For a guy who isn’t thinking about retirement, Peyton Manning seems to be talking about it a lot. First, there was his cryptic “last rodeo” line he mentioned to Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick. Now, there is a report that Manning has told his close friends that this would be his final game. But if it is, where would this rank with the great goodbyes? Provided, of course, Manning can lead the Denver Broncos to an upset victory over the Carolina…

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Clearwater Assistant City Manager Rod Irwin retiring after 10 years

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After over a decade of service with the city, Clearwater Assistant City Manager Rod Irwin has decided to hang it up. During his time in Clearwater, Irwin, who was hired in July 2005, provided leadership and oversight to the city’s Economic Development department and enterprise operations division, oversaw the city’s economic and community redevelopment activities, and was executive director of the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency. According to a city news release, some Clearwater career highlights of Irwin’s include: His successful…

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