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Florida’s consumer confidence drops as bad economic news persists

Published: Jun 30th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell three points in June to 68, possibly because of new and increased state fees for residents, General Motors’ bankruptcy and a spike in Florida’s unemployment rate a new University of Florida survey finds.

Native holly can provide caffeinated, antioxidant-rich beverage, UF experts say

Native holly can provide caffeinated, antioxidant-rich beverage, UF experts say

Published: Jun 25th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Coffee and tea drinkers, take note — a University of Florida study says a beverage made from a native holly tree might be just the thing to give you a caffeinated kick-start, plus a dose of antioxidants.