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Out-of-state congressional donations on the rise

It’s happening in several congressional races, in states like Nebraska, Montana and Ohio. Millions of dollars from out-of-state donors and outside groups are fueling candidates’ war chests. Last week in Indiana, outside money helped Richard Mourdock beat out six-term incumbent Senator Dick Lugar in the GOP primary.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip …

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A projection of economic turmoil in Greece

The economic crisis in Greece is escalating as citizens fears of deflation escalates.   Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi gets the perspective of Grecian University of Florida Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Relations in the College of Journalism and Communications, Spiro Kiousis. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/gREECEwrapCatherineAwasthi.mp3]

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Real estate prospects looking less dim in Sunshine State

Florida’s real estate market outlook improved in the first quarter of 2012 according to a new survey from the University of Florida.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Forrest Smith spoke with Tim Becker, the director of the  Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the UF Warrington College of Business Administration about …

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Call center could bring 500 new jobs to Ocala

An estimated 500 jobs could be coming to Marion County thanks to customer relations call center, Sitel Worldwide.  After some governmental incentives, the company plans to open a new branch in Ocala. Vice President of Marketing Andrew Coax says the company is looking to hire full-time workers, as well as …

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A business that’s part of the community

While many businesses went under after the economic crash that affected the country, one area business somehow managed to survive.  As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alex de Armas reports, a local hardware store in High Springs has been up and running for decades, and it’s now a local institution

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Graduation celebrations give Alachua County a reason to cheer

Hotels are near occupancy and businesses are buzzing with families in Gainesville for graduation. Alachua County Tourism Development Director Roland Loog says the vibrant environment of the weekend makes it a profitable one for the area. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/05/LOOG3.mp3] Loog says spring graduation used to mark the beginning of a quiet season, …

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