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UF report: Florida consumer confidence rises despite weak economy

Published: Jan 27th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians inched up one point to 68 in January despite worse than expected holiday retail sales and the state being tied for 10th place in the percentage of unemployed workers, a new University of Florida study finds.

Health concerns unite unions, environmentalists, UF author says

Published: Jan 21st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Once as divided as oil and water, labor unions and environmental groups are burying their bitter differences to become natural allies about health concerns shared in workplaces and communities, says a University of Florida researcher and author of a new book.

UF report: Confidence in Florida real estate markets hits new low

Published: Jan 21st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An accelerating avalanche of bad economic news has swept over Florida real estate to sink confidence in the industry to its lowest level since a statewide survey of economic experts began three years ago, a new University of Florida report finds.

Popular employees receive favorable attention at work, UF study finds

Published: Jan 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Remember the cool kids back in high school who always seemed to get all the breaks, even from some people who actually hated them?