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US Economy Grew 2.3 Percent From April to June

The U.S. economy advanced a solid 2.3 percent in the April-to-June period after a harsh winter. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that a surge in consumer spending and new export gains pushed the world's largest economy ahead in the second quarter. The government also said GDP in the January-March period grew 0.6 percent instead of shrinking at a 0.2 percent pace. Second-quarter growth was fueled mainly by a solid increase in U.S. consumer spending, which accounts for 70...

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