U.S. economy grew 3.1% over summer

Weaker growth predicted for 4th quarter

Posted: December 21, 2012 at 2:26 a.m.

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.1 percent over the summer as exports increased, consumers spent more and state and local governments added to growth for the first time in three years.

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Business, Pages 28 on 12/21/2012