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Optimism despite the debt ceiling crisis

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Americans should expect an increase in interest rates regardless of a possible default in the U.S. economy. WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo spoke with Santa Fe College Economist David O’Gorman who says he thinks there is a very slim chance of a default and expects an 11th hour settlement to the debt controversy.

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A group of UF students studying abroad in Cuba this summer. After returning from the Isle of Youth, their bus back to Havana was no where to be found, so the professors arranged a caravan of classic cars to drive the students back to the capital. "Couldn’t have planned that one better and we’ll be taking the cars next year instead of the bus," professor Donald Behringer said. Photo courtesy of Donald Behringer.

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