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Good news about housing and stocks lifts Florida’s consumer confidence

Published: Aug 25th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rising housing prices, stock market gains and the lack of any new setbacks in the national economy boosted Florida’s consumer confidence three points to 70 this month, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Recession causes Florida’s population to drop for first time since 1946

Published: Aug 18th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s economic slump has pulled down the state’s population, which declined for the first time since military personnel left the state after the end of World War II, according to the latest preliminary population estimates from the University of Florida.

Job market key to Florida real estate market resurgence, study shows

Published: Aug 11th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida real estate won’t rebound until the job market improves, but investor confidence in the outlook for business and availability of money are reasons for cautious optimism, according to the latest University of Florida survey.