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US Economic Growth Speeds Up Sharply

U.S. economic growth accelerated sharply in the second quarter of this year, expanding at a four percent annual rate. Wednesday's report from the Commerce Department says the expansion was due to businesses stocking up, increased spending by state and local governments, and growing U.S. exports. The gross domestic product, or GDP is a measure of all the goods and services produced in the nation and is the broadest measure of the economy. The growth in April, May, and June was a big...

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