US services firms’ expansion slips a bit in February

  • In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 photo sales associate Larry Wardford, of Holliston, Mass., places items on selves at a Lowe’s retail home improvement and appliance store in Framingham, Mass. On Monday, March 5, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for February. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

WASHINGTON — U.S. services firms grew more slowly in February compared with the previous month, but still expanded at a healthy clip.