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Holiday Retailers Experience Soft Sales, Say UF Economists

Published: Dec 30th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — A mediocre holiday season for retailers, stagnant wages and record-high consumer debt translated into a slightly gloomy outlook for Florida consumers in December, say University of Florida economists.

UF Researcher: Self-Centeredness Plays Role In Holiday Gift Exchange

Published: Dec 19th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — The apparent selflessness of holiday gift-giving is more likely to be a selfish ruse to make the presenter look thoughtful, considerate or loving, a new University of Florida study finds.

Satellites Help Researchers Find New Habitats For Endangered Wildlife

Published: Dec 17th, 1996

GAINESVILLE —With species extinction on the rise and biological diversity on the decline, researchers are using satellite imagery in a search for possible new habitats for endangered wildlife.

UF Researcher Helps Establish New Views On Human Origins

Published: Dec 12th, 1996

GAINESVILLE —A University of Florida anthropologist is part of an international research team whose new findings could change the way human evolution theory is taught in some classrooms.

Insurance Industry Braces For Another Busy Hurricane Season

Published: Dec 10th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Next year’s Atlantic hurricane season promises more storms – not a good prediction for South Florida, which still is paying for Andrew’s strike four years ago, said University of Florida professors.

This Year’s Citrus Crop May Bring Lower Prices To Florida Consumers, Growers

Published: Dec 6th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Consumers may see a decline in orange juice prices at their grocery stores this spring, just as citrus growers around the state feel the effects of this year’s bumper citrus crop.

Florida’s Healthy Kids Plan Wins National Award

Published: Dec 3rd, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Thanks to an idea that struck Steve Freedman while he was shaving nine years ago, thousands of Florida children now have access to affordable medical care.

UF Economists: Post-Election Optimism May Lead To Higher Holiday Sales

Published: Nov 27th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Strong consumer confidence may translate into good holiday sales for retailers, say University of Florida economists.

UF Researcher’s Experience With Poverty Provides Insight Into Welfare

Published: Nov 25th, 1996

GAINESVILLE— Cheryl Amey was a 30-year-old single mother of four living in poverty when she realized the only chance for a better life was to go back to school and get a college degree.

From Hogs To Lottery Tickets, Abstract Answers Florida’s Questions

Published: Nov 22nd, 1996

GAINESVILLE—A typical phone call in a typical day for Carol McLarty might be from a reporter wanting to know where Florida ranks in U.S. hog production.