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Bad news about gas, housing and stocks sinks consumer confidence

Published: Mar 27th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rising gas prices, a declining housing market and a sudden dip in the stock market contributed to a six-point drop in Florida’s consumer confidence to 86 in March, its lowest level in six months, University of Florida economists report.

Florida households grow over last six years despite hurricanes

Published: Mar 20th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricanes failed to dampen Florida’s growth, as the number of year-round households in the Sunshine State grew an estimated 15 percent between 2000 and 2006 to more than 7 million residences, a new University of Florida study shows.

Florida’s single-family housing market hits bottom; market stabilizes

Published: Mar 8th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hopeful homebuyers in Florida should act now: The price is right as the state’s single-family residential housing market bottoms out, according to a University of Florida study released today.

Study: Abandoning net neutrality discourages improvements in service

Published: Mar 7th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Charging online content providers such as Yahoo! and Google for preferential access to the customers of Internet service providers might not be in the best interest of the millions of Americans, despite claims to the contrary, a new University of Florida study finds.