Published: Aug 25th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rising housing prices, stock market gains and the lack of any new setbacks in the national economy boosted Florida’s consumer confidence three points to 70 this month, according to a new University of Florida survey.
Published: Aug 24th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Southern Jewel, the latest grape variety issued by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is high-yielding, disease resistant and produces fruit in big bunches.
Published: Aug 19th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As many as one in five alcohol-consuming customers in bars is underage, and underage patrons tend to stay later at night, according to a new University of Florida study.
Published: Aug 18th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s economic slump has pulled down the state’s population, which declined for the first time since military personnel left the state after the end of World War II, according to the latest preliminary population estimates from the University of Florida.
Published: Aug 12th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to fighting fires, it’s usually the guy with the hose that gets all the hero worship. But as ever-increasing temperatures and droughts bring a greater threat from wildfires, sometimes it’s the guy with a torch who can do the most good.
Published: Aug 11th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida real estate won’t rebound until the job market improves, but investor confidence in the outlook for business and availability of money are reasons for cautious optimism, according to the latest University of Florida survey.