What you need to know about Florida today
› SeaWorld files to sell stock in IPO
SeaWorld is going public. Orlando-based SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment filed plans Thursday to sell up to $100 million worth of public shares. The company would operate under a new name, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., and trade under the symbol "SEAS."
› Jacksonville proposes cutting firefighter pensions
The city has proposed pension changes to the Jacksonville firefighters union that are substantially the same as those offered to the police union two months ago.
› Scott says port strike could devastate Florida economy
Gov. Rick Scott warned Thursday that a looming strike involving port dockworkers on the East and Gulf coasts could have a devastating effect on Florida’s families and its economy.
» Related: Potential strike won't have much impact on Port Canaveral
› Businesses try to sell before potential tax increase hits
Business owners who want to sell their companies are scurrying to get them sold before the end of the year because of potentially higher tax rates in 2013.
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