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UF survey: Florida consumer confidence jumps in December

Published: Dec 27th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose three points to 69 in December, reflecting a cautious optimism in the economy, according to a recent University of Florida survey. Though the latest figure is only one point below the level set in December 2010, it also marks the highest rank in the past nine months.

UF survey: Florida real estate market slips once again

Published: Dec 1st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida real estate experts and investors were pessimistic for a second consecutive quarter, despite encouraging signs in the rise of occupancy rates and prices in the rental apartment market, a new University of Florida survey finds.

UF survey: Florida’s consumer confidence stays level in November

Published: Nov 29th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The consumer confidence index among Floridians remained at 65 in November, a ranking that matches a revised mark set in October and is only six points higher than the record low of 59 set in June 2008.

UF report: Florida’s consumer confidence falls in October

Published: Oct 25th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After a modest gain in September, consumer confidence among Floridians fell a point in October to 63, four points above the record low of 59 set in June 2008, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF researchers say they can create grapefruit hybrid that won’t interfere with medicine

UF researchers say they can create grapefruit hybrid that won’t interfere with medicine

Published: Oct 19th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, doctors and pharmacists have warned people to steer clear of fresh grapefruit or grapefruit juice when taking certain medicines.

UF grape researcher wins $2.2 million grant to create consumer-friendly muscadines

Published: Oct 14th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida grape researcher Dennis Gray has been awarded a five-year, $2.2 million specialty crop grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to continue his work toward creating disease-resistant, seedless muscadine grape varieties.

Florida and Spain launch joint agreement for small-satellite research

Published: Oct 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has helped to forge a deal between the Kingdom of Spain and the state of Florida initiating the groundwork for collaborative research that could boost the state’s aerospace industry.

UF students earn higher historic status for Florida state park

Published: Oct 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Thanks to its connection to a famous Confederate secretary of state – and a lot of work by University of Florida historic preservation students – the Gamble Plantation State Historic Park in Ellenton has been elevated to a higher historic status.

Beneficial bacteria can help keep Florida coral healthy, UF researchers report

Beneficial bacteria can help keep Florida coral healthy, UF researchers report

Published: Oct 11th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bacteria that could potentially help corals resist the devastating disease white pox have been found by researchers at the University of Florida and Mote Marine Laboratory.

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use

Published: Oct 6th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A breakthrough in pine tree breeding will lead to forests better adapted to climate change and bioenergy use, University of Florida researchers report.