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Researcher: priceline could allow repeat bidding, still profit

Published: Dec 6th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In an auction, if a bid for an item falls short, a would-be customer can try again by raising the bid.

UF study: New York leads in snowbirds moving temporarily to Florida

Published: Nov 22nd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The conventional wisdom is true — the person who winters in Florida before heading back North is most likely to be a New Yorker over 55, a new University of Florida study finds.

Employee’s first month on the job can predict turnover, UF study shows

Published: Nov 18th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growing job discontentment and sudden negative events during an employee’s first month on the job are crucial in determining whether he or she will leave within the first two years, according to a study by a University of Florida researcher on early employee job turnover.

Lower gas prices, stock increases help boost Floridians’ confidence

Published: Aug 31st, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians edged up slightly this month, driven by favorable conditions for gas prices and the stock market, University of Florida economists report.
The overall preliminary index gained two points to 96, and three of the survey’s five components also rose.

Floridians slightly more confident amid improved economy

Published: Jul 27th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians edged up in July, driven by rising incomes, a stable job market and a recent boom in mortgage applications resulting from lower rates, University of Florida economists report.

Rising gas prices help sink Florida consumer confidence

Published: May 25th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians fell sharply in May, prompted by escalating gas prices, a falling stock market and growing pessimism over the war in Iraq, University of Florida economists report.

Student-built projectile could help soldiers detect bombs, chemicals

Published: Apr 28th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Infantry soldiers suspicious that a truck or box may contain explosives or chemical weapons may soon be able to find out for sure by shooting the target […]

UF survey: Florida consumer confidence steady in improved economy

Published: Apr 27th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians remained steady in April, with optimism about buying big-ticket items amid signs of an improving economy balanced by concerns for the long-term health of the U.S. economy, University of Florida economists report.

UF survey: Florida consumer confidence falls after terrorist attack

Published: Mar 30th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians experienced its biggest drop in nearly 18 months, prompted by fears of additional terrorist attacks after the bombing strikes in Spain as well as continued pessimism about the job market, University of Florida economists report.

UF survey: Florida consumer confidence steady amid conflicting indicators

Published: Feb 24th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians remains unchanged in February, with concerns about long-term economic conditions balanced by optimism about personal finances in the short term, University of Florida economists report.