Economy Services

December 5, 2012 - 11:33 AM
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, file photo, people are served breakfast in the Nutcracker Restaurant in Pataskala, Ohio. U.S. service companies grew at a slightly faster pace in November because sales and new orders rose, a good sign for the economy. The Institute for Supply Management says its index of non-manufacturing activity rose to 54.7 from 54.2 in October. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion. November's figure is above the 12-month average of 54.4. (AP Photo/Michael E. Keating)