State’s consumer confidence stable
Florida’s consumer confidence level has not changed in the past month, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. Chris McCarty is the Director of UF’s Survey and Research Center. He talked with WUFT-FM’s Juliana Valencia about this “fiscal cliff” along with its drastic increase in taxes and spending cuts taking effect in January.
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