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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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Service companies expanded in May

WASHINGTON — U.S. service companies, which employ roughly 90 percent of the work force, grew at a slightly faster pace in May, marking the 29th straight month of expansion. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its index of ...

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U.S. service firms expanded in Nov. at slower pace

WASHINGTON — Service companies, which employ 90 percent of the U.S. work force, expanded at a slower pace in November and a measure of employment at those firms fell. Separately, the government said orders to U.S. factories dropped for the ...

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Service firms grew at slightly faster pace

WASHINGTON — Service firms that employ 90 percent of the U.S. work force expanded at a slightly faster pace in August. But the sector remains too weak to help an economy that is barely growing and struggling to create jobs. ...

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