GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The housing crisis, a declining stock market and higher gas prices are all to blame for a two-point drop in Florida’s consumer confidence to 74, its lowest level in more than five years, a new University of Florida study finds.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has reached an agreement with an internationally recognized developer to create up to 160,000 square feet of life science- and technology-related laboratory and office space on the UF campus, President Bernie Machen announced today.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The approaching holidays may be merrier than expected for retailers. Despite a troubled housing market and higher gas prices, Florida consumers say they intend to spend more this season than they did last year, a new University of Florida survey shows.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence inched up one point to 79 in September but is likely to continue its downward trend in the coming months thanks to higher gas prices and an expansion of the housing downturn to other segments of the economy, a new University of Florida study finds.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite the bleak real estate outlook nationwide, Florida’s new home market appears for now to be stabilizing as a result of persistent demand for homes and lack of overbuilding, according to a University of Florida study released today.