Tag Archives: Economy

In the News: Florida Unemployment Increases Slightly, Flood Warnings Continue, Florida Governors Work to Pass Tuition Bill, Arrests Sought in Korean Tragedy

By and on April 18th, 2014 | Last updated: April 18, 2014 at 1:39 pm

29 dead, hundreds still missing in South Korea ferry tragedy – With 29 people confirmed dead and more than 250 still missing, South Korean officials are seeking arrest warrants for the captain of a ferry that sunk off the southern [...]

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In The News: Rise of Florida Consumer Confidence, New Disney Cruise Destinations, Red-Light Camera Repeal Stalled in House, Contraception Provisions Criticized by Supreme Court

By on March 25th, 2014 | Last updated: March 25, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Consumer confidence up again in Florida – Overall consumer confidence in Florida has risen to a pre-recession high, according to a University of Florida survey released on Tuesday. Sun Sentinel Disney releases new 2015 cruise destinations – Disney Cruise Lines [...]

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Obama Should Improve Job Prospects for Floridians, Says NAACP Leader

By and on January 29th, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 9:18 am

Florida NAACP leader Torey Alston, the chair of economic development, hopes President Obama’s leadership will improve home ownership and unemployment prospects for African Americans and Latinos.

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UF Center for Latin American Studies’ 62nd annual conference focused on Brazil

By on February 14th, 2013 | Last updated: February 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Brazil’s economic success has made its economy the sixth largest in the world. The country will be the focus of the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies’ 62nd annual conference called “Emergent Brazil.”

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Florida citrus crops drop

By on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: September 13, 2013 at 11:19 am

A drop in Florida citrus crops could potentially increase prices for consumers. UF, the USDA and citrus growers have been investing time and money to come up with “aggressive” research methods to fight Greening and citrus canker.

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Gas prices continue to increase

By on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Gas prices in Florida increased 14 cents over just one week, making the average Florida price for gas higher than the national level. Experts blame low supply, refinery maintenance, economic optimism and the annual switch from the winter blend to the summer blend, which costs more to produce.

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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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Florida’s foreclosure rate remains nation’s highest

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: November 17, 2012 at 8:27 am

Though the nationwide foreclosure rate is falling, Florida is still leading the nation. One in every 312 Florida homes filed for foreclosure last month, which is twice the U.S. average.

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Election litigation to continue, fundraising for Florida justices, SCOTUS hears case, unemployment up

By on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: November 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

As Election Day nears, groups brace for legal showdown at the polls – In the post Bush vs. Gore era, this is what democracy looks like: lawyers and volunteers scrutinizing how ballots are distributed, scanned and stored. This election season [...]

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In the News: economy looks up, Giants sweep Series, hurricane poses political threat, states’ failed oversight

By on October 29th, 2012 | Last updated: October 29, 2012 at 9:37 am

Personal Spending, Income Up In September – The Commerce Department reported today that consumer spending went up 0.8 percent in September, the best showing since February. September’s consumer spending, which followed a 0.5 percent August gain, is significant because it [...]

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