Service sector performance

Specialists Mario Picone, left, and Anthony Rinaldi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street, extending the market's losing streak into a fourth week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 07, 2019 - 2:07 pm
Stocks veered modestly higher on Wall Street Monday afternoon following a choppy day of trading that had the market on track to recoup some of its losses from last week. Communication services stocks, technology companies and banks drove much of the gains, offsetting losses in consumer product...
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Nurse Cindy Rodriguez shouts during a one-day strike outside of Palmetto General Hospital, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Hialeah, Fla. Registered nurses staged a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona on Friday, demanding higher wages and better working conditions. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
September 20, 2019 - 2:36 pm
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Registered nurses staged a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona on Friday, demanding better working conditions and higher wages as the nation's labor movement has begun flexing muscles weakened by decades of declining membership amid...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo arborist with Dependable Tree Company work to remove a tree downed in a recent storm in Collingswood, N.J. On Thursday, Sept. 5, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for August. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
September 05, 2019 - 10:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services expanded at a stronger pace in August, driven by an uptick in business activity and new orders. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says that its non-manufacturing index rose to 56.4 from 53.7 in July after two months of cooler...
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August 05, 2019 - 4:39 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 - 10:25 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 - 10:12 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 - 11:40 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 - 11:25 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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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 - 10:29 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, reports that its service index rose to 59.7 percent last month, up from 56.7 percent in...
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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 - 10:29 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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