The economy grew slightly faster than initially thought in the fourth quarter and a gauge of factory activity in the Midwest hit a 10 month-high in February, pointing to underlying strength in the economy.
Gross domestic product expanded at a 3 percent annual rate, the quickest pace since the second quarter of 2010, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday in its second estimate.
The reading, which was up from the 2.8 percent pace the government reported last month and reflected modest upward revisions to almost all components of GDP, added to the recent run of fairly upbeat economic reports…
- Economy Grew at a Faster Pace at End of 2011 (business.time.com)
- Economy grew at 3% rate the final three months of 2011 (usatoday.com)
- Economy grew at 3 percent, better than estimated (cbsnews.com)