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Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/9/2013

› Floridians oppose Obama's Social Security proposal
Florida’s 50-plus voters overwhelmingly oppose President Barack Obama’s expected proposal to trim future Social Security raises, according to a statewide AARP poll released on Monday.

› U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor: Lift Cuba embargo, travel restrictions
Saying "it's time to try something new," U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor on Monday called for the Obama administration and Congress to lift travel restrictions and the 51-year-old trade embargo on Cuba. "Cuba is changing," said Castor, D-Tampa, who left on a fact-finding trip to Cuba Wednesday evening and returned on Saturday.

› SeaWorld boosts size of planned stock offering to $500 million
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment plans to raise $500 million through an initial public stock offering, according to a regulatory document filed Monday. The Orlando-based theme-park owner had set a preliminary target of $100 million for the IPO.

› New Auburndale facility has big dreams, plans for blueberry packing plant
Randy Knapp went into the March 2010 real estate auction looking to buy about 20 acres to grow blueberries. He emerged with about 260 acres and an international business.

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