GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose five points to 67 in December, reflecting optimism about new presidential leadership in January despite unprecedented pessimism about personal finances, a new University of Florida study finds.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians fell one point to 62 in November and is expected to remain low through December, ushering in what may be the worst holiday buying season in decades, a new University of Florida study finds.
“Although consumer confidence rose in November, it is still very close to historical lows,” said [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tough economic times are forcing Florida consumers to drastically cut plans for holiday spending, leaving retailers with what may be their worst season in decades, according to telephone surveys of more than 500 state residents.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians plummeted eights points to 60 in October, reflecting people’s concerns about the volatility of financial markets and portending a shaky holiday season for retailers, a new University of Florida study finds.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While poll workers in some states will turn away voters who wear political shirts, hats or buttons, wearing your political pride while voting in Florida won’t violate any anti-solicitation laws, a UF political science professor said.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The national economic crisis has failed to rattle Florida real estate experts, who, despite serious concerns about the availability of financing, remain surprisingly calm about market conditions within the state, a new University of Florida survey finds.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As if Floridians aren’t bugged enough by roaches, a growing interest among reptile enthusiasts to farm the insects as lizard food could result in several new cockroach varieties invading the state, University of Florida entomologists warn.