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Low-income households boost Florida’s consumer confidence

Published: Oct 30th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence rose three points to 80 in October largely due to optimism among low-income residents, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF study: School district size often determines fate of zero tolerance

Published: Oct 25th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The size of the school district often determines whether students are punished under zero tolerance policies and given another chance for an education, a new University of Florida study finds.

Scientists find how amber becomes death trap for watery creatures

Published: Oct 18th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shiny amber jewelry and a mucky Florida swamp have given scientists a window into an ancient ecosystem that could be anywhere from 15 million to 130 million years old.

Safer veggies soon to come from the Sunshine State, thanks to UF-led training

Published: Oct 11th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From fast food to dog food — new cases of contaminated cuisine seem to be a regular part of the modern news cycle. Tomatoes haven’t escaped mention in the ever-growing list, but the likelihood of their reappearance is about to shrink.

Retail holiday shopping outlook looks good despite economic setbacks

Published: Oct 11th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The approaching holidays may be merrier than expected for retailers. Despite a troubled housing market and higher gas prices, Florida consumers say they intend to spend more this season than they did last year, a new University of Florida survey shows.