Tag Archives: Economy

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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Regional workforce connection cautions against job ad fraud

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Getting a job just got trickier. The Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion Counties is now warning jobseekers to stay alert for scams using the names of legitimate businesses and organizations. Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner said the regional […]

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In the News: unemployment falls, UF hacked, state voter purge goes on, Apple remembers Steve Jobs, state Supreme Court lets statute stand

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: October 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

Two UF systems breached in international hacking Monday – Hundreds of thousands of email addresses, passwords, IDs and names of students and faculty members were taken from more than 100 universities worldwide as part of a hacking sweep by an anonymous […]

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Encouraging signs in local housing market, economy despite upcoming election season

By on September 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Housing markets in Alachua County and Marion County are expected to improve despite election season, according to August real estate reports.

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New economic numbers bring cautious optimisim

By on July 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm

As new economic figures come out today, one particular number shows that Floridians are seeing a bit of an improvement. Florida 89.1, WUFT-FMs Corey Brooks has the story behind the numbers.

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Drought will impact prices at the grocery store

By on July 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

A new report released today shows that 55% of the continental United States is in a moderate to extreme drought, the largest percentage since 1956. With the Midwest at the center of the drought, there may be widespread destruction of the […]

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Job numbers not as good as some expected

By on July 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:21 pm

The monthly unemployment numbers were released today, and some were disappoined with what they had to say. Florida 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Corey Brooks takes a look at the new jobs report, and what it means for the country, state, and cities.

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