Consumer confidence up 1 point in Florida


Florida’s consumer confidence held steady in the latest report from the University of Florida.

The monthly measurement of the Sunshine State’s economic mood showed a tiny uptick, from a reading of 77 in December to 78 in January. That’s still ab it behind 2013’s peak of 81 in the summer.

Chris McCarty, director of the UF survey, attributed the steady measurement to the lack of high drama from Washington, which in the past has spooked consumers over debates about the debt ceiling and government shutdowns.


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