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Florida consumer confidence surging this holiday season.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Job growth and economic data suggests that Floridians are feeling just fine this holiday season. Florida’s impressive economic growth and job creation numbers are fueling Floridians’ consumer confidence, which rose more than fiv ...

UF a hotbed for tech transfer.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some 16 startups based on University of Florida research discoveries were launched by the UF Office of Technology Licensing in fiscal year 2014 alone. That puts UF into the top 10 in the country when it comes to tech transfer. Accord ...

Florida agriculture hiring up.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More agriculture workers are getting on the payroll in Florida thanks to an increasing gross domestic product. About 1.52 million people worked full- or part-time in Florida’s agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2 ...

University of Florida Innovation Hub powers businesses.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Innovation Hub at the University of Florida continues to be a source of startup success and new jobs. Currently home to 30 startups, the hub has already graduated at least that many since opening up as an incubator in October 201 ...

Florida research may fight obesity.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — They say a little wine is good for your health. Florida researchers have discovered that specifically a certain type of grape seed oil may hold the key to weight loss. Muscadine grape seed oil supplies a form of vitamin E, giving sci ...

UF researchers make chemotherapy breakthrough.

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  — Chemotherapy. The word conjures images of pain, sickness and skyrocketing costs but two University of Florida researchers have invented a device that makes chemotherapy treatments more personalized, efficient and affordable. The m ...

UF researchers helping to stop the grind.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have found a way to fight grinding your teeth, helping patients get on the road to recovery. Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a smart mouth guard equipped with sensors that all ...

Florida consumer sentiment highest in 10 years.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to the future, Floridians are downright optimistic about things to come. Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose in March by more than 3 points to 96.8, the highest reading in 10 years, according to a monthly Universit ...

Florida economy poised for banner year.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Several indicators point to 2015 being the best year for Florida’s economy since before the last recession started. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater recently received an analysis from Chris McCarty,  director of ...

Gainesville’s Hygreen helping win infection war.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A Gainesville company is at the forefront of the worldwide war on infection. HyGreen provides the first line of defense in the control of health care associated infections. This electronic hand hygiene monitoring system not only reco ...

Floridians excited about economy.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians are downright giddy about the economy right now, according to a recent University of Florida survey. Consumer sentiment among Floridians continued its steady rise to reach a post-recession high in December of 87.4, the hi ...

Kiplinger sees UF’s value.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Another year, another recognition of the value of a University of Florida education. For the third year in a row, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked the University of Florida No. 3 nationally and No. 1 among Florida public uni ...