U.S. service-sector gauge up a bit

Capital-goods orders, worker productivity revised higher

Posted: December 6, 2012 at 3:52 a.m.

An employee of Nautic Global Group welds an end cap onto an aluminum pontoon at a factory in Elkhart, Ind., on Tuesday. Orders in October for business equipment such as machinery and communications gear rose more than previously estimated, the Commerce Department said.

U.S. service companies grew at a slightly faster pace in November because sales and new orders rose.

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Business, Pages 25 on 12/06/2012