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UF Economists: Florida Consumers Remain Confident At Christmas

Published: Dec 28th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida rose one point in December, reflecting buoyancy about personal finances and lack of concern for Y2K, University of Florida economists report.

1999 May Be The Last Year For Online Shopping Gravy Train

Published: Dec 2nd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Thinking of doing some holiday shopping on the Internet this year? Better act fast: This time next year, the number of online retailers may be down and the savings edge may be all but gone, says a University of Florida electronic commerce expert.

UF Economists: Florida Consumer Confidence Gets Pre-Holiday Boost

Published: Nov 30th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida rose two points in November, an unexpected gain for late in the year that bodes well for holiday retail sales, University of Florida economists report.

UF Economists: Florida Consumer Confidence Drops Amid Market Dive

Published: Oct 26th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida dropped four points in October, driven by a nosedive in the stock market and concern over an impending hike in interest rates, University of Florida economists report.

UF Study Shows Many College Students Don’t Manage Credit Cards Well

Published: Oct 7th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — A significant number of college students don’t manage their money well when it comes to credit cards, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF Study: Recreational Shoppers Search For Happiness, Completed Selves

Published: Sep 29th, 1999

GAINESVILLE —The lovelorn and forlorn are more likely to be shopworn people who fill their empty lives by spending money in stores and spilling their hearts out to sales clerks, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Economists: Florida Consumer Confidence Rebounds Modestly

Published: Sep 28th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida rebounded in September, despite a steep drop in the stock market, reflecting renewed optimism about the national economy and future finances, University of Florida economists report.

UF Researcher: Bingo Wins Help Give Native Americans American Dream

Published: Sep 17th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — The future is a good bet for Florida’s American Indians, who have gained clout and confidence from gambling casinos and marketing makeovers, says a University of Florida researcher and author of a new book.

Home-Building, Construction Firms Among State’s Fastest-Growing

Published: Sep 1st, 1999

GAINESVILLE —”Build it and they will come” could be a motto for success as homebuilding and construction firms emerged among the top companies in this year’s list of Florida’s 100 fastest-growing businesses, a University of Florida study has found.

UF Economists: Florida Consumer Confidence Drops Four Points

Published: Aug 31st, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida dropped four points in August, reflecting growing pessimism about higher interest rates, worries about the Y2K computer glitch and the national economy in general, University of Florida economists report.