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Keeping your name off the credit “naughty list”

During hard economic times, holiday shoppers see gift-giving as a source of stress rather than cheer. President and CEO of Campbridge Credit Counseling Christopher Viale says creating a budget is the key to staying debt free after the holidays. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Viale1.mp3] And creating that budget can be easy. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Viale3.mp3] Viale adds …

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Fishing for job growth in Citrus County

With the recent approval of a blue tilapia farm outside of Citrus Springs, Citrus County is showing its support for small businesses. Citrus County Operations and Projects officer Gary Maidhof says the approval of the farm gives hope for the county which was hit hard by unemployment. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Maidhof1.mp3] He says …

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Non-profit expansion means jobs for North Central Florida

55 full-time jobs are coming to North Central Florida. Childhood Development Services Public Relations Director Brandi Cooney says they are hiring teachers and other positions in Alachua and Marion counties. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Cooney1.mp3] Cooney says there are also 8 position in Citrus county and 6 in Levy county. They are now accepting …

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Local shoppers react to potential grocery store relocation

Gainesville city commissioners are working to keep Winn-Dixie at its current location on North Main Street. The store’s property management, Bosshardt, is considering relocating the store to the former Albertson’s location on NW 13th Street. Frequent Winn-Dixie shopper Natalie Williams says closing the store’s doors would make grocery shopping difficult. …

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Gainesville flights lifting off despite airline bankruptcy

With American Airlines filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, small airports carrying subsidiary flights haven’t seen significant changes yet.  American Eagle flies passengers from Gainesville to the American Airlines hub in Miami and WUFT-FM’s Bothaina Saleh says passengers are still taking flight. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/BETHVOICER2.mp3]

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Consumer confidence unchanged from a month ago

Florida’s consumer confidence remains the same this month compared to last month. The Consumer Confidence Index, a survey that asks people how they feel about the economy and buying things, remained at 65 points. University of Florida Survey Director Chris McCarty says while the numbers remained level, they are still low. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/McCarty1.mp3] …

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