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GDP rises 2 percent, signaling slow recovery
 

The Commerce Department reported Friday that the nation's gross domestic product grew by 2 percent from July through September, roughly in line with analysts' forecasts. The increase was attributed to gains in consumer spending, housing investment, and an uptick in government spending. "U.S. economic growth is slow, but not slowing," said Conference Board economist Kathy Bostjancic.

 

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