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Service firms pick up pace in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. service companies expanded at a faster pace in August than July, helped by stronger hiring. The growth at firms that employ roughly 90 percent of the work force suggests the economy is slowly improving. The Institute for ...

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Sean Somerville: Four tips to help combat ‘ticker terror’

For many investors, August probably brought on a couple of bouts of ticker terror — that horrible feeling that comes when every stock symbol on the screen is red. One indicator, the Dow Jones industrial average, plunged from 12,143.24 to ...

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Service sector expanded at much slower pace

WASHINGTON — The US service sector, which employs nearly 90 percent of the nation’s work force, grew for the 17th straight month in April, though at the slowest pace since August. The Institute for Supply Management, a private trade group ...

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