Economy

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Florida’s Consumer Confidence Flat For 3rd Month

While the economy seems to be doing better, we don’t seem to feeling that way. The monthly University of Florida survey found shows consumer confidence was 82 in the month of July.

08/26/2014

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LeBron’s Decision Could Have Impact On South Florida’s Economy

LeBron James brought four years of post season play, two victory parades in downtown Miami and countless heart stopping games. He’s credited with whipping fans into a frenzy during game time and helping to pack downtown bars and restaurants.

07/11/2014

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Report: Consumer Confidence Hits Post Recession High In Florida

The state’s consumer confidence hit a post-recession high in June, according to a University of Florida report.

06/24/2014

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Report: Florida Agriculture Exports Up In 2013

Florida’s international agricultural exports are up, according to a report released Wednesday.

05/21/2014

Florida Money

FL’s Economy Is Better Yet Officials Recognize Problems

Many Floridians have a little more money in their bank accounts according to a new analysis by state economists. While it appears Florida’s economy is showing signs of continued recovery, state economists pointed out some problems.

03/31/2014

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FL Ag Commissioner Warns Panama Is Future Competitor

Florida could be in a competition with Panama as the Central American nation invests more money into infrastructure, according to the state’s Agricultural Commissioner, Adam Putnam.

01/30/2014

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State’s Consumer Confidence Ticks Up Slightly

We’re slowly starting to feel a little better about the economy. At least that’s according to the University of Florida’s monthly survey which found the state’s consumer confidence rated a 78 on a scale fo 2 to 150.

01/28/2014

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Senate Moves Forward On Unemployment Insurance Extension

Senate Republicans failed to generate the votes to kill a bipartisan bill to extend long-term unemployment insurance by three months. The filibuster by some Senate Republicans to the extension fell by a vote of 60-37 Tuesday morning.

CBS Miami–01/07/2014

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New Year Pay Increase For Minimum Wage Workers

Minimum wage workers have something to smile about in the New Year, a pay increase. The increase will benefit an estimated 416,000 low-wage workers in Florida, boosting their pay rate by 14 cents an hour.

CBS4–01/01/2014

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Wall Street Recovers As Workers Are Left Behind

Charles Dickens’ famous line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” succinctly sums up the difference between workers and corporations as 2014 begins.

CBS Miami–01/01/2014

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