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U.S. manufacturing growth slowed in December

US manufacturing sector growth slowed slightly in December after six straight monthly gains, the Institute for Supply Management said on Thursday. The ISM purchasing managers index for December fell to 57.0 from 57.3 the previous month. It was still the second highest reading of the year; in January 2013 the…

Growth in U.S. service sector jobs slows

Growth in the huge US services sector slowed in March, amid uncertainty about the direction of the economy, the Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday. The ISM non-manufacturing purchasing managers index fell to 54.4, down from 56 in February, indicating a slightly slower rate of growth in the sector that…

U.S. service sector slows in November

Growth in the US service sector slowed in November from the previous month, underscoring the easing trend since the beginning of the year, according to a closely watched index released Monday. The Institute of Supply Management said that service sector purchasing and supply executives reported a rise in new orders…

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