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Florida’s consumer confidence slips amid doubts about personal finances

Published: May 26th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence dropped one point in May to 71, reflecting pessimism about personal finances despite an improved national economic outlook, the latest University of Florida survey finds.

Government plans stimulate hope for Florida’s real estate markets

Published: May 12th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The first signs of confidence in Florida real estate are starting to appear with hopes that government stimulus plans will unfreeze markets and reinvigorate business, the latest University of Florida survey finds.

Brains come before beauty in boosting one’s career earnings

Published: May 11th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nice guys may finish last, but it’s the smart ones that come in first with the lookers close behind, according to a University of Florida study that finds people with intelligence earn more in their lifetime than those who are attractive or self-confident.