Better than expected: Economic growth was higher in the third quarter than first thought. Here, a worker at a Ford plant in Michigan plugs a batter into a Ford C-MAX plug-in hybrid vehicle. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama spoke at a campaign event at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, N.H., on Friday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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