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Higher gas prices cause dip in Florida consumer confidence

Published: Apr 25th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rising gas prices were the likely cause of a two-point dip in consumer confidence in April to 89, following a four-point hike in March, University of Florida economists report.

UF extension agent says new pickup trucks in Cedar Key reflect economic impact of clam industry

UF extension agent says new pickup trucks in Cedar Key reflect economic impact of clam industry

Published: Apr 10th, 2006

CEDAR KEY, Fla. — After weathering two of the worst hurricane seasons on record, Cedar Key is still one of the nation’s top clam producers. Starting from ground zero in 1993, the small village on Florida’s Gulf Coast – also known as “Clamalot” for its ideal growing conditions – rapidly became the No.1 producer of cultured hard clams in the nation.

UF study: Even good employees act up if supervisors mistreat them

Published: Apr 6th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Even model employees can become negative and unproductive if their bosses are rude or mean-spirited, according to a new University of Florida study.