Govt. Puts GDP at 8.2 Percent The U.S. economy grew in the third quarter at a faster rate than was first thought. The Commerce Department revises its already robust initial growth estimate up to 8.2 percent, a full point higher than the original estimate. A separate survey showed a gain in consumer confidence. NPR's Jack Speer reports.
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Economic Growth Numbers Revised Upward

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Economic Growth Numbers Revised Upward

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The U.S. economy grew in the third quarter at a faster rate than was first thought. The Commerce Department revises its already robust initial growth estimate up to 8.2 percent, a full point higher than the original estimate. A separate survey showed a gain in consumer confidence. NPR's Jack Speer reports.