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UF study: Florida consumer confidence marks big gains in December

Published: Dec 27th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence rose six points to 90 in December, reflecting optimism about gas prices, the stock market and job growth, and boding well for holiday retailers, University of Florida economists report.

UF survey: Dip in gas prices causes rise in Florida consumer confidence

Published: Nov 29th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Optimism about falling gas prices caused Florida’s consumer confidence in November to rebound, rising four points to 84, University of Florida economists report.

UF study: Florida consumer confidence remains unchanged after drop

Published: Oct 25th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence remained unchanged in October at 78, but declines in two of the index components portend trouble for retailers this holiday season, University of Florida economists report.

UF study: Hurricane Katrina shreds Florida consumer confidence

Published: Sep 26th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence tumbled 11 points to 78 in September, its lowest level in 12 years, reflecting fears about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina combined with higher fuel costs, University of Florida economists report.

Expanding trade with Cuba creates opportunities for U.S. farmers, says UF expert

Expanding trade with Cuba creates opportunities for U.S. farmers, says UF expert

Published: Sep 15th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cuba’s growing appetite for U.S. food exports is good news for American agricultural producers, but an end to the current embargo on imports from the island nation could mean both challenges and opportunities for Florida agriculture, says a University of Florida expert.

UF study: people who adore themselves get little admiration on the job

Published: Sep 7th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People who have a high opinion of themselves are unlikely to have that view shared by their co-workers, a new University of Florida study on narcissism in the workplace finds.

UF study: fuel prices continue to hurt Florida consumer confidence

Published: Aug 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence dropped three points to 92 in August, reflecting continued concerns over high fuel prices, University of Florida economists report.

First of its kind: UF launches center for food distribution and retailing

First of its kind: UF launches center for food distribution and retailing

Published: Aug 24th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Described by researchers as the first of its kind in the world, the new Center for Food Distribution and Retailing at the University of Florida will help the nation’s $950 billion retail food industry provide consumers with high quality products at affordable prices.

UF reports record amount of research awards, nearly $500 million

Published: Aug 18th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research awards to the University of Florida rose 5 percent to a record $494 million in 2004-05, due in part to a 10.8 percent increase in federal funding and a 16.5 percent increase in foundation awards.

Study shows shoplifters more readily identified by behavior, not race

Published: Aug 10th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shoppers who leave the store without buying anything are much more likely to be walking away with stolen merchandise than those who do make a purchase, a University of Florida study finds.