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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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Fast growth in service sector points to more jobs

WASHINGTON — Activity at manufacturing and service companies has reached a level not seen since before the recession, suggesting a stronger year for hiring. Some economists are even hopeful that Friday’s employment report may be better than first thought, based ...

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