Updated August 25 at 12:29pm
Economic Activity
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Venture capitalists made fewer bets in the U.S. last quarter, while putting a larger proportion of their money into the most mature private companies, according to research firm PitchBook Data. more
Rhode Island ranked 40th for 24.9 percent growth in women-owned business firms from 2007 to 2016, according to the sixth annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by Amex OPEN. more
Jobless rates were lower than a year earlier in February in 296 of the 387 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Warwick metro area, which saw its rate fall to 6.2 percent from 7.2 percent. more
(Updated 1:42 p.m.) A new Rhode Island Housing report said that the number of households in the state will increase by 12 to 13 percent over the next decade, creating additional demand for housing. more
Rhode Island is the seventh-most expensive place to hold a wedding, according to The Knot, a wedding resource. more
In an unprecedented forum, four of Rhode Island’s six living governors spoke with one another for an hour about economic development, education, politics and demographics as part of Providence Business News’ 30th anniversary programing. more
For the fourth consecutive year in a row, Virgin America Inc. held the top spot for airline performance, according to the annual Airline Quality Rating. more
Six months after the deadline for credit card companies and merchants to upgrade payment terminals and smart-chip technology, a new study finds retailers behind in their response to the new law. more
America’s trade deficit widened in February to a six-month high as an increase in imports exceeded a more modest pickup in shipments overseas. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area climbed 6 percent year over year in February, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
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