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College students often feel call to certain careers years before graduating

Published: Oct 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Far from being undecided about what direction to take in life, many students just starting in college already know their career callings, a new University of Florida study finds.

Florida’s consumer confidence gets big boost from variety of factors

Published: Oct 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Historically low interest rates, bargains on condominiums and the moratorium on foreclosures were the likely causes of a six-point jump in Florida’s consumer confidence in October to 74, its highest level in six months, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Companies created in UF program generate jobs in challenging economy

Published: Oct 18th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite the tough economy, a University of Florida program that fosters the creation of new start-up companies had a successful year, according to an annual report filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Terrorism and disasters no match for recession in hampering travel plans

Published: Oct 12th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fears about finances overshadow worries about terrorism, natural disasters and other factors for the nation’s travelers, a new University of Florida study shows.