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Florida’s high jobless rate causes another drop in consumer confidence

Published: Mar 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell in March by three points to 70 as the state’s bleak unemployment rate cast doubts about the long-term health of the economy and people’s ability to make major household purchases, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Mosquito research shows ‘your worst enemy could be your best friend’

Mosquito research shows ‘your worst enemy could be your best friend’

Published: Mar 25th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Your worst enemy can sometimes also be your best friend, according to entomologists from the University of Florida and Illinois State University.

Catching spawning Florida bass won’t deplete populations, UF study shows

Catching spawning Florida bass won’t deplete populations, UF study shows

Published: Mar 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recent cold weather has delayed largemouth bass spawning, says a University of Florida expert whose research suggests anglers should enjoy the opportunity for easy catches, despite naysayers.

Rural tourism can create jobs and draw vacationers to Florida towns

Published: Mar 18th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Sunshine State has an untapped industry close to home, says a University of Florida researcher studying how rural areas can attract Floridians hungry for relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.

UF researcher: Florida agriculture took economic hit in 2008, but remains strong

Published: Mar 2nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida agriculture survived the first part of the economic downturn fairly well but decreased demand for exports has been a concern, a University of Florida expert says in an annual report.

Florida expected to start adding residents again after population decline

Published: Mar 2nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s a small bounce, but Florida’s population should rebound this year from its first loss in more than half a century in a hopeful sign for the struggling state economy, new estimates from the University of Florida show.

Shark attacks sharply decline in Florida and the United States last year

Shark attacks sharply decline in Florida and the United States last year

Published: Mar 1st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite last month’s fatality off the Florida coast, the number of shark attacks in the United States continued its downward trend by taking a plunge in the latest recorded year, according to a new report from the University of Florida.