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Unemployment drops for the fifth straight month

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It looks like 2012 is off to a positive start with unemployment rates falling yet again. Employers nationwide added nearly a quarter of a million jobs in January.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette spoke with University of Florida Economist Dave Denslow on what this could mean for the future of the economy.

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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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