Service Sector Remained Strong In February, Soothing Investors For Now

Published Friday, March 3, 2023 at: 7:31 PM EST

A key measure of U.S. economic growth ticked lower by a scant one-tenth of 1% in February, indicating the economy is expanding despite the Federal Reserve raising lending rates eight times in the past year. But the good news may be bad because it raises doubt about how many more rate hikes will be required to tamp down growth enough to quash inflation without causing a recession. The index of activity in the service sector of the economy, which accounts for 89% of U.S. gross domestic product, dropped negligibly last month, according to data released Friday by the Institute of Supply...

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