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UF economist gives perspective on debt limit vote

Both houses of Congress have approved the increase in the debt limit at the federal level and have sent it on to President Obama. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Bailey Meyers spoke with University of Florida Professor of Economics David Denslow about his analysis of the measure. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPDenslow.mp3]

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High tech company expands in Alachua

As people drive along U-S 441 in Alachua County between the cities of Gainesville and Alachua, they might see a sign for Progress Corporate Park and wonder what that is. The idea years ago, was to create high-tech businesses, taking advantage of University of Florida researchers and others, which also …

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Consumer confidence declines once again

A new University of Florida survey shows consumer confidence fell once again this month. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson reports, four of the five consumer confidence components is on the decline. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FP CONSUMER CONF WRAP.mp3]

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Unemployment numbers continue to decrease in Florida

New employment figures released today show the rate of unemployment in Florida has dropped for the eight month in a row. WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe spoke with University of Florida Economics Professor Dave Denslow, who says that an increase in tourism related jobs is helping the Florida economy. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FP Denslow.mp3]

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Changes for home ownership?

As some bankers and community advocates protest tougher down payment requirements on homes, others are advocating a different approach to home ownership. Earlier today WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz spoke with University of Florida Family Financial Management Specialist Micheal Gutter, about the state of the housing market and what it means for …

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