Service sector performance

FILE- In this July 19, 2018, file photo a roofer works on top of the church at St. Lucy Parish in Methuen, Mass. On Monday, Nov. 5, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for September. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
November 05, 2018 - 10:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms expanded at a slightly slower rate in October, after achieving a record pace in September in a sign of the economy's strength and endurance. The Institute for Supply Management, which is composed of purchasing managers, reported Monday that its services index...
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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, left, arrives for a meeting of eurogroup finance ministers at the European Council building in Luxembourg, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
October 03, 2018 - 4:53 am
LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone economy lost momentum in September despite a resilient performance by the services sector in Italy, according to a closely watched survey released Wednesday. Financial information firm IHS Markit said its composite purchasing managers' index, a key measure of...
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In this April 26, 2018, photo automotive technician Don Dimond prepares to separate an engine and transmission assembly at a repair shop in Harmony, Pa. On Thursday, Sept. 6, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for August. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
September 06, 2018 - 10:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services companies grew at a faster pace in August as business activity and new orders rebounded. The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday that its services index rose to 58.5 last month from 55.7 in July. Readings above 50 signal an expanding economy. The services...
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August 03, 2018 - 9:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services companies grew at a slower pace in July as business activity and new orders slipped. The Institute for Supply Management said Friday that its services index fell to 55.7 last month compared to 59.1 in June. Readings greater than 50 signal an expanding economy. The...
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