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Dip in Florida consumer confidence points toward recession

Published: Aug 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians decreased to a near-record low in August, according to a new University of Florida survey. This month’s mark of 62 is only three […]

UF research funding at $619 million with IFAS up 25 percent

Published: Aug 25th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research awards to University of Florida faculty totaled $619 million in 2011, thanks in part to a banner year for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, which brought in nearly $127 million, a 25 percent increase over 2010.

Florida real estate markets slip amid economic worries, political infighting

Published: Aug 11th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Economic worries and continued acrimony among lawmakers have claimed yet another casualty: The outlook for real estate markets in Florida declined slightly through the second quarter of 2011, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF study finds artificial reefs are economic boon; enjoy widespread public support

Published: Aug 4th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A newly released University of Florida study of artificial reef use in six southwest Florida counties shows the structures lure a lot more than fish.