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Service-sector index indicates little effect from shutdown

WASHINGTON — Activity at U.S. service firms accelerated in October behind a jump in sales and more hiring, suggesting businesses largely shrugged off the partial government shutdown. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its service-sector index rose to ...

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Pace of manufacturing hit 2-year peak in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. factories expanded last month at the fastest pace since June 2011 on a jump in orders. The report signals that manufacturing output could strengthen in coming months. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing ...

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Factory activity expands in June, jobs decline

WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing activity grew in June behind a pickup in new orders, exports and production. Better economic growth overseas is boosting U.S. exports and could help American factories rebound in the second half of the year. The Institute ...

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