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Service firms growth steady

Index shows jobs added last month after cuts in Sept.

The Bob Evans restaurant in Solon, Ohio, advertised job openings Wednesday. The Bob Evans restaurant in Solon, Ohio, advertised job openings Wednesday. (Associated Press)
By Christopher S. Rugaber
Associated Press / November 4, 2011

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Growth at US service firms was slow but steady in October and hiring increased. The gains at firms that employ 90 percent of the work force suggest the economy is growing at a modest pace.

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