| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Floridians are feeling more upbeat about the economy than the rest of the nation with consumer confidence growing in the state in March, according to a monthly University of Florida survey released Tuesday.
UF's consumer confident index rose three...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 6:12 AM
Florida’s consumer confidence dropped slightly in February, although Floridians reported being more positive than last month about their personal finances, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.
While the overall confidence survey...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:07 AM
Consumer confidence in Florida is up from last year but dropped from its pre-election highs of September and October, the University of Florida reported Thursday.
Floridians' overall confidence reached a post-recession peak of 80 in the two months...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 5:30 AM
A Lake Worth man is going to Washington with a simple message: Fix the debt.
Julio Fuentes, president of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will appear at the national capital with other grassroots activists to plead with leaders to solve...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Floridians' consumer confidence fell in November after rising to five-year highs the previous two months, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday.
Blame the confidence drop on the election and worries that Washington won't come to...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 2:17 AM
Most of us have seen the commercials warning parents and other adult family members to safeguard their prescription medications from teenagers. Those warnings hit home this week when eight Imperial County teens in two cities and two separate cases...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:41 AM
THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- AUGUST 2012
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 96,000 in August, and the unemployment rate edged down to 8.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in food services and drinking...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Consumer confidence in Florida appears to be holding steady, according to the University of Florida's Survey Research Center. The center's monthly index in August was 77, unchanged from the July reading. That's just one point shy of the post-recession...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 5:52 AM
While they stand at opposite ends of the demographic spectrum, and both groups include many good drivers, statistics show that overall teenagers and older drivers are involved in far more crashes and highway fatalities than any other age group,...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Gina, we devote quite a bit of space to important things, such as vampires and what's wrong with women - an inexhaustible subject.
I'm a political kind of guy, but this is Connecticut. Politics is sufficiently dull as to send the normal...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 5:17 AM
Pew reports that "large majorities of Americans" are following the Olympics on TV, online and on social networks in a new survey released today.
Among the most compelling findings is that 76 percent of those surveyed believe NBC is doing an "excellent"...