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Florida consumer confidence down for third straight month amid mixed economic news

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Florida’s consumers sentiment is trending negatively for the third straight month, according to a University of Florida survey. Consumers’ confidence in the wellbeing of the state economy dropped to 89, one point down from May’s report and tied with September 2015 for the lowest reading in the last year and a half. Overall economic news was mixed according to the survey, with three metrics decreasing and two improving. Perceptions of one’s personal financial situation now compared with a year ago showed…

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Florida consumer sentiment dips in April

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Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped more than three points in April to 94.1, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. All five components that make up the index declined. Perceptions of personal finances now compared with a year ago fell nearly four points from 88.1 to 84.3, while expectations of personal finances a year from now declined from 104.7 to 103.3. Expectations of U.S. economic conditions over the next year dropped from 95.4 to 91.8, while anticipation of U.S.…

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