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Obama credits So. Fla. ice cream parlour in speech

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DANIA BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- President Obama, who was in Connecticut Wednesday, spoke about his minimum wage plan and even referenced a South Florida business.

Obama said, "Last week, I read about Jaxson's. It's an ice cream parlor in Florida that's been in business since 1956. They just announced they would lift workers wages to at least $10.10 an hour without cutting back, without cutting back on hiring."

Last month, Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlour in Dania Beach made that announcement, shortly after the president proposed a minimum wage increase in his State of the Union address.

The company thanked President Obama for mentioning them Wednesday. The company tweeted, "Thank you for mentioning Jaxson's Ice Cream in Dania Beach, Florida in your speech today. We feel we made the right decision."

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