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U.S. Economy Grows in Second Quarter

The U.S. economy rose sharply in the second quarter of 2003, the U.S. Commerce Department says, with the nation's gross domestic product growing at an annual rate of 2.4 percent. The gain, almost a full percentage point higher than most economists had predicted, was led by the biggest rise in defense spending since the Korean War. Hear NPR's Jack Speer.