The services sector of the U.S. economy grew a little more slowly in November.
Monday's report from a business group, The Institute for Supply Management, says its index of growth eased 1.5 downward to a reading of 58.5.
In this index, any reading above 50 indicates growth.
Services include a huge number of non-manufacturing businesses, everything from barber shops to airlines, and make up the majority of activity in the U.S. economy.
Some analysts say the businesses included in the survey had a "generally positive" outlook in the U.S. economic situation, but remain concerned about high energy prices.
Some information for this report provided by Bloomberg, AP and Reuters.