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Posted: December 7, 2017 at 1:59 a.m.

Workers build an apartment and retail complex in Nashville, Tenn., in October. The U.S. Labor Department reported Wednesday that productivity had its best showing in three years in the third quarter.

U.S. worker productivity up 3% in 3Q

This January 2017 file photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows German Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt.

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