Published: Dec 24th, 2008
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.
Published: Dec 1st, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida, keeper of the world’s shark attack records, is also now overseeing a national records collection for another toothy marine predator: the sawfish.
Published: Nov 25th, 2008
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 […]
Published: Nov 19th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Plants that range northward because of climate change may be better at defending themselves against local enemies than native plants.
Published: Nov 19th, 2008
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.
Published: Oct 28th, 2008
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.
Published: Oct 22nd, 2008
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.
Published: Oct 20th, 2008
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.
Published: Oct 8th, 2008
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.
Published: Sep 30th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose three points in September to 70, marking the third month of increases since the index hit its all-time low of 59 in June, a new University of Florida study finds.