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Longleaf Pine Restoration Helps Environment And Economy

By on July 6th, 2015 | Last updated: July 6, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Longleaf pine is being reintroduced into the United States ecosystem. If the restoration plan is successful, this type of pine would benefit the environment and the economy.

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Local Businesses Prepare To Fight Anticipated Summer Slump

By on June 5th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm

As summer rolls around and students leave north central Florida, local businesses make plans to fight the economic slump. This year, however, has been better than previous ones.

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In The News: Unemployment May Continue To Fall, Bill Passes Allowing Private Agencies To Refuse Adoptions, Negotiations Between Seminole Tribe And State Halted, Former DCF Investigator Arrested

By on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 19, 2015 at 4:36 pm

The Fed Just Said U.S. Unemployment Can Go Even Lower – The Federal Reserve has released new forecasts projecting the unemployment rate could fall between 5 percent to 5.2 percent. According to the projections, the Fed doesn’t expect inflation to reach […]

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In The News: USDA Funding To Fight Citrus Greening, Gas Prices Rise, IT Firm Adding Jobs, Marion County Building Installs Solar Power System

By on February 9th, 2015 | Last updated: February 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm

USDA plans to spend $30 million on fighting citrus disease – The U.S. Department of Agriculture will dedicate $30 million to combat citrus greening, a disease that has cut Florida orange production by more than half in the past decade. […]

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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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