Published: Dec 26th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After three solid months of gains, consumer confidence in Florida fell in December by four points to 89, reflecting pessimism about gas prices, the housing market and future economic conditions, University of Florida economists report.
Published: Dec 12th, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The unemployment rate among people with epilepsy is considerably higher than the national average — not necessarily because they have frequent seizures or can’t find jobs but because many continue to fear workplace discrimination, a new University of Florida study reveals.
Published: Dec 5th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While the outlook for sales of homes and condos in Florida is bleak, the real estate prognosis for business properties is much better as it rides on a still-strong state economy, according to a University of Florida study released today.
Published: Nov 28th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lower gas prices, high employment levels and possibly the mid-term election results boosted consumer confidence in Florida by three points in November to 93, boding well for holiday shopping sales, University of Florida economists report.
Published: Nov 20th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite falling gasoline prices, most Florida consumers don’t plan to spend more this Christmas season than they did last year.
Published: Oct 31st, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lower gas prices have given low-income customers a break and fueled a seven-point increase in consumer confidence in October to 90, its highest level in seven months, University of Florida economists report.
Published: Oct 19th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Getting the goods on a thief may not be necessary if a store’s interior is designed to deter shoplifting in the first place, a new University of Florida study finds.
Published: Sep 26th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Falling gas prices boosted consumer confidence among Floridians by five points to 82 in September, causing it to recover some of last month’s losses, University of Florida economists report.
Published: Sep 20th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is the top-performing public institution at transferring its research to the marketplace, according to a major new study by the prestigious Milken Institute.
Published: Sep 19th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s vast real estate market and ultimately the economy of the state are threatened by spiraling insurance rates, says a University of Florida researcher.