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Published: Wednesday, 4/6/2011

U.S. service industries grow less than forecast

BLADE STAFF AND NEW SERVICES

TEMPE, Ariz. — U.S. service industries expanded less than forecast in March, a sign the biggest part of the economy is trailing the gains in manufacturing.

The Institute for Supply Management’s index of nonmanufacturing businesses decreased to 57.3 from 59.7 in February. A measure above 50 signals growth.



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