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Cash collections decreased year over year in February by 0.7 percent, to $179.3 million from $180.6 million, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
The path to freedom from student debt is a long, winding, and arduous one with no end in sight for millennials. A new survey conducted online in February by research agency TNS on behalf of Citizens Bank found 59 percent of those polled have “no idea” when they will be able to pay back their student debt. more
Single-family home sales rose nearly 37 percent in February, making it the best February in a decade, according to The Warren Group. more
Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, illustrating a healthy labor market that’s allowing workers to feel more secure in their job. more
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
The longtime chief operating officer of Crossroads Rhode Island has been named the Career Achievement winner in the 2016 Providence Business News Business Women Awards program, while the outstanding Mentor honoree is an entrepreneur who owns and operates three companies committed to equity in sports. 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
The Jewelers Board of Trade has appointed Anthony J. Capuano as president. He joins JBT from HSBC Bank N.A., where he served as vice president and senior relationship manager. Capuano replaces Dione K. Kenyon as president, who will remain with JBT until the end of April when she will retire after a transitional phase, according to a press release. 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
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