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No gains in Florida’s consumer confidence as economic woes increase

Published: Dec 29th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s overall consumer confidence remained unchanged at 69 in December, but increasing pessimism about personal finances reflects the state’s worsening economic plight as housing prices fell and unemployment rose, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Temp workers not stuck in jobs and earn more than regular employees

Published: Dec 21st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rather than being trapped in dead-end jobs, many people hired by temporary help agencies actually earn higher hourly wages and are better educated than permanent employees, and move quickly between temporary and regular jobs, a new University of Florida study finds.

Paying CEOs more than other CEOs results in stockholder dividends

Published: Dec 17th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Highly paid CEOs are actually a bonus to the profitability of their companies and offer greater dividends to stockholders, a new University of Florida study finds.