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June 19, 2018

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

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› Magic Leap raises $461M from Saudi Arabian government
Magic Leap has raised $461 million, bringing its total funding to date to $2.35 billion. The investment, confirmed Wednesday, comes as the Plantation-based technology company works to release its first-ever product.

› Yes, the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg can run in the rain, but…
The weather forecast for Sunday's Grand Prix of St. Petersburg doesn't look great. The National Weather Service calls for a 60-percent chance of rain. Showers might not deter the IndyCar Series' season opener.

› Coast Guard weighs regulations for boat race at Miami Marine Stadium
The Coast Guard is considering a local regulatory plan for a speed boat race planned for April in the historic Miami Marine Stadium basin of Virginia Key. As part of the process, the public is encouraged to comment on the event via a federal website.

› Hard Rock International lays off 184 in Orlando
Hard Rock International filed a notice with the state saying it is laying off 184 people at its Orlando headquarters – the vast majority of its staff there.

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