For Sunday, January 27, 2013
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 27, 2013
~~<p><strong>Women lose more ground than men for small-biz awards</strong></p>
Women lose more ground than men for small-biz awards
Federal contracts to female-owned small businesses dropped for the second consecutive year, declining at a faster rate than awards to their male counterparts. The women's contracts slid 5.5 percent to about $16.4 billion in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30 from $17.3 billion in fiscal 2011, according to data from Bloomberg. Awards to small firms owned by men fell 4.1 percent to $80.9 billion. Login for more...