Businesses grow a bit faster, ISM finds. Economy still in OK shape.

The numbers: Most U.S. businesses grew at a slightly faster pace in April, based on a closely followed ISM index that increased to 51.9% last month.

The Institute for Supply Management’s index of service-oriented businesses moved up from 51.2% in March. Numbers above 50% indicate companies are expanding.

The closely followed ISM reports…

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