5 things to know in Florida for April 20

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 19, 2013 at 4:45 pm •  Published: April 19, 2013
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GOVERNOR TOUTS DROPPING UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

Gov. Rick Scott says Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 7.5 percent in March. That's the lowest percentage rate in more than four years.

DOLPHINS RUNNING OUT OF TIME TO GET FLORIDA HELP

The Miami Dolphins are running out of time in their quest to get state help to pay for stadium renovations. The effort to help the Dolphins has stalled in the Florida House. The Florida Senate, meanwhile, could vote next week on a bill that would require all pro sports team seeking state money to compete against each other.

SEAWORLD STOCK SURGES IN 1st DAY ON NYSE

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. made a splash Friday in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The owner of theme parks famous for water shows featuring killer whales and dolphins jumped $6.52, or 24 percent, to close at $33.52 after the company and its backers raised $702 million.

FLORIDA LAWMAKERS DISCUSS OIL SPILL ON ANNIVERSARY

Florida lawmakers came together Friday to say their battle continues to protect the Gulf of Mexico three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. Sen. Bill Nelson announced that he is co-sponsoring legislation that would lift the liability from $75 million for removal costs for an offshore oil spill.

2 RUSSIAN COSMONAUTS TAKE SPACEWALK

Two Russian cosmonauts took a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday morning. Officials say they gathered old science experiments and are installing some new ones.



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