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Summer gas prices continue to rise in Florida

Summer time usually means higher prices at the pump and so far, this year hasn’t been much of an exception. Gas prices have continued to rise statewide and nationally since the beginning of July. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez spoke with Florida Triple-A spokeswoman Jessica Brady about the most recent …

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Ball Corporation to close

Ball Corporation is closing its Gainesville plant by the end of this year and leaving 125 employees without work. The metal beverage packaging plant says the demand for standard 12-ounce cans has gone down, and Ball Corporation Spokesman Scott McCarty says that’s the only kind of cans the Gainesville plant is equipped …

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Tough times for blue collar workers

While the economy continues with its ups and downs across various areas of the country, for Americans who work with their hands,  life is difficult.  Many blue collar workers are finding it’s a difficult time for them, as they go after what seems to be fewer jobs: [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ElleProject3.mp3]  

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Sales tax holiday is here

Business owners always enjoy the holiday season. Sales go up, and customers try to take advantage of the special deals. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Corey Brooks has the story of a holiday going on right now that will help generate some business and savings as well. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/08/Brooks-Tax-Wrap.mp3|titles=Brooks Tax Wrap]  

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