Tag Archives: economy

Retailers Optimistic For Shortened Tax Holiday

Parents and other shoppers looking for tax breaks on clothes and school supplies will have to head to the stores this weekend. While Florida’s back-to-school sales tax “holiday” has been scaled back from last year, a major retail-industry organization said it anticipates a rush of traffic for the event, which …

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Florida’s Orange Crop Drops 16 Percent

Florida's citrus season will produce enough oranges to fill 81.5 million 90-pound boxes this year, down nearly 16 percent from the prior season. A major cause for the decrease in oranges has been citrus greening, a disease that is deadly to the crop.

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Romancing on a budget

Display of Valentine’s Day cards at CVS Pharmacy (photo by Chris Gilmore) Floral Expressions in Gainesville (photo by Chris Gilmore) Cooper Dean shows off his Valentine’s Day purchases (photo by Chris Gilmore) The pros of procrastination are out in full force here in Gainesville, as Valentine’s day draws nearer. With …

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