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US shows solid Q3 growth, but spending weakens

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy showed surprising growth from July through September just before the government's partial shutdown. But much of the gain came from a buildup in company stockpiles. Consumers and businesses slowed their spending — a cautionary sign for the current quarter and early 2014. Americans did purchase more autos and other long-lasting goods. Yet most analysts say the...

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