GAINESVILLE — Concerns about the health of the national economy caused consumer confidence in Florida to slump in December, but conditions in the state remain strong and the outlook brighter than for the rest of the country, University of Florida economists report.
GAINESVILLE — A University of Florida study has determined cathode ray tubes inside television sets and computer monitors contain enough lead to be considered hazardous waste, a finding that may spur officials in Florida and elsewhere to forbid or restrict the current practice of dumping televisions and monitors in landfills.
GAINESVILLE — New research from the University of Florida shows less than one-third of those who know about the state’s new Truth youth anti-smoking campaign think it will cause youth smoking to decline. The university hopes its research results will help the state combat youth smoking more effectively.
GAINESVILLE — A dramatic rebound on Wall Street and satisfaction with the November elections led to a pronounced turnaround in consumer confidence among Floridians this month, bucking the normal year-end pattern and raising optimism of a good holiday shopping season for retailers, University of Florida economists say.
GAINESVILLE — To make money this holiday season, retailers should be more lenient in accepting returned merchandise from the growing number of long-distance customers who buy from catalogs or the Internet, a new University of Florida study suggests.