U.S. Service Firms Expanded In November At Slower Pace

AP
service companies employment down
service companies employment down

By Christopher S. Rugaber


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Service companies, which employ 90 percent of the U.S. work force, expanded at a slower pace in November and a measure of employment at those firms fell.

Separately, the government said orders to U.S. factories dropped for the second straight month.