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UF Survey: Florida Consumer Confidence Falls To Lowest Level This Year

Published: Dec 26th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Consumer Confidence index plunged in December to its lowest point in two years, reflecting recession fears and unhappiness with the election outcome, University of Florida economists said today.

Women Are Right: Men Are Clueless Holiday Shoppers, Says Retail Expert

Published: Dec 10th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to the holidays, says a University of Florida retail expert, men’s shopping and gift-buying habits can be summed up in one simple word: clueless.

UF Survey: Consumer Confidence Steady Despite Election Uncertainty

Published: Nov 29th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite the contested presidential election and intense volatility in the stock market, consumer confidence in Florida remained steady in November, boding well for holiday sales, University of Florida economists said today.

UF Survey: Uneasiness About Election Dampens Consumer Confidence

Published: Oct 31st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Consumer Confidence index plunged five points in October, reflecting election jitters and a heightened focus on the economy in presidential politics, University of Florida economists said today.

UF Survey: Florida Farmland Values Continue Upward Trend

Published: Oct 25th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla .— The value of farmland throughout Florida continues to increase, with grapefruit land posting big gains for the second consecutive year, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Workshop Series Teaches New Land Managers Practical Skills

Published: Oct 19th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s preservation-land purchases have outstripped the supply of people trained to manage them, prompting the University of Florida and The Nature Conservancy to create a program designed to teach the day-to-day skills needed to keep the sensitive acreage on an even keel.

UF Survey: Slump In Retail Sales Signals Drop In Economic Confidence

Published: Sep 27th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A sharp dip in retail sales and falling optimism about the U.S. economy pushed the Florida Consumer Confidence Index into a three-point slide in September, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.

UF Study: Political Conventions Give Consumer Confidence All-Time High

Published: Aug 29th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — The recent Republican and Democratic national political conventions helped the Florida Consumer Confidence index soar to the highest point in its 16-year history, breaking a record for the second time this year, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.

UF Survey: Refusal To Rein In Spending Signals Confidence In Economy

Published: Jul 25th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — The Florida Consumer Confidence index remained unchanged in July for the fourth month in a row, suggesting unrelenting optimism in the economy, according to the latest report released by University of Florida economists.

UF Survey: Interest Rate Hikes Fail To Thwart Consumer Confidence

Published: Jun 27th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite rising interest rates and higher gas prices, consumers in Florida continue to be optimistic about the economy, according to the latest consumer confidence survey released by University of Florida economists.