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Economic recovery continues in July

Consumer sentiment in Florida increased for the second consecutive month and reached its highest level in 2021. Notably, the U.S. economy exceeded its pre-pandemic peak in the second quarter of 2021.

June consumer sentiment bounces back indicating continued recovery

After falling in May, consumer sentiment among Floridians rose 1.5 points in June to 82.7 from a revised figure of 81.2 in May.

12 amazing facts about seashells

Headed to the beach? These astonishing facts from UF professor Cynthia Barnett's new book on seashells will have you seeing shells in a whole new way.

On-screen stereotypes of female journalists feed a “vicious cycle” of sexism

Fictional female journalists in TV and movies have a bad habit: sleeping with their sources. The stereotype can have real-life consequences.

Actors. Athletes. Scientists?

A UF professor partners with the video message platform Cameo to demystify science and the people who do it. 

Caregivers can help early learners thrive amid pandemic disruption

To build learning into each day, the experts at the University of Florida’s College of Education focus on what they call the 3R’s of Early Learning: Relationships, Repetition, Routines.

Consumer sentiment experiences small decline in May back to six-month average in May

After two months of consecutive increases, consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped 1.4 points in May to 81.6 from a revised figure of 83 in April, while the national consumer sentiment plummeted 5.4 points.

Survey reveals who's willing to cruise

Despite pandemic complications, 30% of travelers would consider cruising next year, a survey from the University of Florida shows, with fans of cruising even more willing to get onboard.

April consumer sentiment continues to rise despite mixed signals from labor market

Consumer sentiment among Floridians ticked up 1.7 points in April to 83 from March’s revised figure of 81.3. Similarly, national consumer sentiment increased 3.4 points.