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Florida consumer confidence rises as residents adjust to bad economy

Published: Aug 26th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians made huge gains in August, rising six points to 67 from its revised July index, suggesting a turning point as state residents come to grips with the bleak economic picture, a new University of Florida study finds.

‘Voluntourism’ draws convention-goers wanting to lend a helping hand

Published: Aug 13th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many convention-goers are volunteering for public service rather than demanding prompt four-star service for themselves, a new University of Florida study finds.