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UF Survey: Consumer Confidence Up Despite Poor Holiday Retail Sales

Published: Dec 28th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence made a modest gain in December despite disappointing holiday retail sales, reflecting optimism about the progress of the war in Afghanistan, University of Florida economists said Thursday.

Tapping A Virtual Goldmine

Published: Dec 13th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Here’s a nice thought in these economic doldrums: The computer sitting idle at home while you’re at work could instead earn you some spare cash.

Survey Predicts Weak Holiday Sales Despite Consumer Confidence Rise

Published: Nov 27th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence made a modest gain in November, but with overall confidence down for the year, lackluster holiday sales are likely, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.

UF survey: low interest rates help lift Florida consumer confidence

Published: Oct 30th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida rose slightly in October, buoyed by low interest rates and the realization that timing is good to make major purchases, but personal finances still rank as a concern, University of Florida economists said today.

UF survey: terrorist attacks sink Florida consumer confidence

Published: Sep 25th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida dropped sharply in September to its lowest level in more than five years, with the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon almost certain to sink the state into recession, University of Florida economists said today.

UF survey: dip in consumer confidence portends tepid holiday sales

Published: Aug 28th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida dipped slightly in August, reflecting a growing pessimism among consumers that could foreshadow a weak holiday shopping season, University of Florida economists said today.

UF survey: florida consumer confidence steady but outlook uncertain

Published: Aug 1st, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida dipped slightly in August, reflecting a growing pessimism among consumers that could foreshadow a weak holiday shopping season, University of Florida economists said today.

UF researchers: Florida has fewest older baby boomers

Published: Jul 13th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida is missing a large part of the nation’s greatest growth explosion as the Sunshine State ranks dead last in the percentage of households with older baby boomers, according to the latest statistics available in a newly released University of Florida publication.

UF survey: tax refund promise boosts consumer confidence

Published: Jun 27th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida increased two points this month, most likely reflecting high spirits over the recent news of income tax refunds, University of Florida economists said today.

UF survey: consumer confidence remains unchanged in April

Published: May 29th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida remained unchanged from April, continuing to be plagued by concerns about personal finances, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.