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With unemployment at four-year low, fiscal cliff looms large for those still out of work

[jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20121207unemployment.mp4″ html5_file=”http://fms01.jou.ufl.edu/wuftnews/20121207unemployment.mp4″ image=”http://www.wuft.org/videoupdates/files/2012/10/WUFT-Generic-Logo_final-854×480.png”] The Bureau of Labor Statistics released unemployment numbers today that showed unemployment was at 7.7 percent, down from 7.9 percent. That is the lowest number since 2008. However, some experts say today’s lower numbers may not reflect the true unemployment picture. Chris McCarty, director of …

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Miami blue butterfly gains permanent protection

A species that was brought back from the edge of extinction just a few years ago has now gained permanent protection.  The Miami blue butterfly’s endangered designation was set to expire at the end of last week, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to formally list the …

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