Service sector performance

August 05, 2019 - 3:39 am
LONDON (AP) — A business survey that is closely monitored by the European Central Bank is showing that the eurozone economy is slowing sharply and not far off levels that will see it contracting. In its monthly survey of the manufacturing and services sector, IHS Markit said Monday that its...
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In this June 19, 2019, photo a worker balances on a steep roof as he lays down shingles on a roof on a new house in a Brandon, Miss., neighborhood. On Wednesday, July 3, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for June. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
July 03, 2019 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services companies grew at a slower pace in June as the pace of hiring, orders and production decelerated. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says its non-manufacturing index fell to 55.1 from 56.9 in May. Anything above 50 signals...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo cashier Edward Kelliher sells lottery tickets at the Lotto Store at Primm just inside the California border near Primm, Nev. On Wednesday, June 5, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for May. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 05, 2019 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service companies expanded at stronger pace in May, driven in part by an increase in employment and business activity. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reported Wednesday that its service index rose to 56.9 last month, up from 55.5...
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FILE- In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Zakiyyah Askia, a plumbing apprentice in a program run by the nonprofit Chicago Women in Trades, welds pipes at a high rise residence under construction in Chicago. On Friday, May 3, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for April. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)
May 03, 2019 - 10:40 am
U.S. service companies grew at a slower pace in April, as business activity generally showed a leveling off. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reported Friday that its service index fell to 55.5% last month, down from 56.1% in March. Any reading above 50...
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FILE- In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo Watertown Confectionery employee Hal Holdahl makes a tray of chocolate-covered toffee squares she dipped one by one into a bowl of dark chocolate in Watertown, S.D. On Wednesday, April 3, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for March. (Grace Ramey/The Public Opinion via AP, File)
April 03, 2019 - 10:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service companies grew at a slower pace in March, as business activity and new orders slipped from strong levels in February. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reports that its service index fell to 56.1% last month, down from 59.7%...
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April 03, 2019 - 4:01 am
LONDON (AP) — A closely watched survey shows that activity in the services sector in Britain contracted in March for the first time since the immediate aftermath of the country's vote in June 2016 to leave the European Union. Financial information company IHS Markit said Wednesday that the downturn...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo Walmart associates stock a frozen meat section at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for February. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
March 05, 2019 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service companies grew in February at the fastest pace in three months, rebounding after a decline in January. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reported Tuesday that its service index rose to 59.7 percent last month, up from 56.7...
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In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo a Walmart associate stocks a shelf at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. On Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for December. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 07, 2019 - 9:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service firms grew at a slower pace in December, a possible indication that various headwinds from turbulent markets to trade tensions could be having an impact on economic activity. The Institute for Supply Management, which is composed of purchasing managers, says that its...
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Estate Agent boards stand outside properties in London, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. A raft of economic figures released Friday showed the British economy weakening at the turn of the year just as Prime Minister Theresa May delayed a parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal she agreed on with the EU. House prices are down and business optimism in the key services sector is at its second-weakest level since the global financial crisis a decade ago. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
January 04, 2019 - 8:52 am
LONDON (AP) — With Britain just 12 weeks away from the day it is meant to leave the European Union, one thing is becoming clear — uncertainty over what Brexit will mean is hurting the economy. A raft of economic figures released Friday showed the British economy weakening at the turn of the year...
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An Anti Brexit campaigner waves a European Union flag in Westminster in London, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is due to address Parliament Tuesday, opening five days of debate before a Dec. 11 vote on the divorce agreement.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
December 05, 2018 - 5:23 am
LONDON (AP) — New data shows that Britain's huge services sector is struggling in the face of Brexit. A closely watched survey from financial data firm IHS Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply shows that activity in the services sector was at its lowest since July 2016, just...
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