Tag Archives: Chris McCarty

National Average Gas Prices Fall Below $3 Per Gallon

By on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Gainesville gas has fallen under $3 per gallon, keeping with average gas prices across the U.S. This is the first time in four years that national gas prices have dipped below $3.

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Consumer confidence steady

By on December 28th, 2012 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 11:16 am

From University of Florida GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence remained unchanged in December, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. December’s figure was 74, the same as the revised November reading.  Overall confidence reached a post-recession peak in [...]

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

By on December 7th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

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 [...]

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Explaining the fiscal cliff; a Q and A with Director of University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research Chris McCarty

By on November 29th, 2012 | Last updated: November 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

A White House report said President Obama is committed to working with Congress to reduce the deficit, but what should Floridians expect with the so-called fiscal cliff. Director of the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research Chris McCarty explains the effects of the phenomenon dominating headlines.

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Floridians’ consumer confidence drops

By on November 27th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm

With the “fiscal cliff” looming, many Floridians are concerned about how their financial situations will be impacted.

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UF research center finds increase in consumer confidence, discusses effect

By on September 25th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Consumer confidence has reached the highest level in five years this past month and Chris McCarty said it is mostly due to positive economic changes. This increase in confidence could play a roll in the upcoming presidential debates and election.

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