FL Consumer Confidence
For 87 days the world watched 200 million gallons of oil spew into the Gulf of Mexico. Though it was capped earlier this month, the aftermath of the massive spill is still leaking into the pockets of Floridians.
A University of Florida survey on consumer confidence found that Floridians are the most insecure they've ever been when it comes to their future finances.
"Perceptions of personal finances a year from now... that component was the lowest that we've ever measured it," said Chris McCarty, director of the UF Survey Research Center.
The BP oil disaster hasn't left all business in Florida strapped for cash. Since the Deepwater Horizon Rig exploded in April, business is flowing through some of the state's tucked-away destinations.
Like Ginnie Springs, a privately owned 2 and half- mile- river front park in North Central Florida.
Gainesville grandparents Jim and Sharon Lottinville say the oil spill won't affect their planned trip to the coast.
"We enjoy being near the water," said Lottinville, "it won't keep us away very much."
Still, consumers statewide aren't as confident.
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