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US economy grows at slower 1.8 percent rate during January-March quarter

11:20 AM, Jun. 26, 2013
The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the first three months of the year, significantly slower than first thought.
The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the first three months of the year, significantly slower than first thought.
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The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the first three months of the year, significantly slower than first thought. The steep revision occurred mostly because consumers spent less than previously estimated, a sign that higher taxes could be dampening growth.

The Commerce Department revised its estimate of economic growth for the January-March quarter down from a 2.4 percent annual rate. The revised rate was still faster than the 0.4 percent rate in the October-December quarter.

Economists had thought growth in the April-June quarter would be 2 percent or less. Analysts ...

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