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Will Short Gorham | 8/22/2012

› AARP brings debate over Social Security and Medicare to Orlando
On the way to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, the AARP's "You've Earned a Say" tour made a pit-stop Tuesday at the Florida Conference on Aging being held at the Grande Lakes Ritz-Carlton in Orlando.

› In tougher economy, Tech Data preps to distribute popular products
Clearwater technology product distributor Tech Data Corp. said some of the top products it will distribute in the latter half of 2012 include Apple's iPhone 5, Microsoft Windows 8 software and big screen TVs with built-in Wi-Fi. CEO Bob Dutkowsky also said he sees rising demand for security products, especially small cameras with wireless connections that consumers can use to improve home security or to view the status of a second home.

› Alcohol package being tested on Carnival ship
Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines is offering a new drinks package on a test-run basis. Passengers who are 21 and older aboard the Carnival Victory, which is sailing the Southern Caribbean from San Juan, Puerto Rico, can pay about $50 a day including tip for wine, beer, spirits, soda and frozen cocktails without alcohol.

› Kissimmee bureau adds 13 jobs to attract international visitors
The Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau is adding 13 positions, raising the number of workers to 47 as it steps up efforts to attract international travelers.

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