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U.S. Economy Grew At A 3.5 Percent Rate In 3rd Quarter

That's slower than the second quarter's blockbuster 4.2 percent but puts the economy on pace for the fastest annual growth in 13 years.
A Ford F-150 pickup is assembled at a plant in Dearborn, Mich., on Sept. 27. The economy expanded at a 3.5 percent rate in the third quarter. Source: Rebecca Cook

Updated at 8:44 a.m. ET

The economy expanded at a 3.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday. That's slower than the second quarter's blockbuster 4.2 percent, but it puts the economy on pace

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