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US Economy Grows Slightly Faster Than Previously

The U.S. economy grew at a 2.8 percent annual rate in July, August, and September, which is a bit faster than the previous quarter. Thursday's report from the Commerce Department showed stronger growth than most economists had predicted. The data covers a period before the recent government shutdown, and does not reflect the expected negative economic impact of that incident. A separate report showed fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week....

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