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Florida’s consumer confidence gets big boost from variety of factors

Published: Oct 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Historically low interest rates, bargains on condominiums and the moratorium on foreclosures were the likely causes of a six-point jump in Florida’s consumer confidence in October to 74, its highest level in six months, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF team’s work pays off with unmanned-flight system that captures valuable data

UF team’s work pays off with unmanned-flight system that captures valuable data

Published: Oct 20th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On an airboat on Lake Okeechobee, four University of Florida researchers prepare to launch an airplane – by hand.

Brechner Center shines light on open government accountability for political candidates

Published: Oct 19th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In anticipation of the upcoming elections, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida hopes that voters don’t forget a key issue: open government.

Companies created in UF program generate jobs in challenging economy

Published: Oct 18th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite the tough economy, a University of Florida program that fosters the creation of new start-up companies had a successful year, according to an annual report filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Terrorism and disasters no match for recession in hampering travel plans

Published: Oct 12th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fears about finances overshadow worries about terrorism, natural disasters and other factors for the nation’s travelers, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF alumni give Florida Museum research boat for shark program

UF alumni give Florida Museum research boat for shark program

Published: Oct 11th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Hell’s Bay Boatworks Inc. are donating a custom boat and trailer valued at more than $50,000 to support the University of Florida’s Program for Shark Research.