The economy in the U.S. expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, paced by a pickup in consumer spending, a rebound in government outlays and gains in residential construction.
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U.S. stocks fell, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average toward its biggest loss since June, amid disappointing results at companies from 3M Co. to DuPont Co. and as commodities erased their gain for the year.
Treasuries advanced as investors sought the safety of government securities as lower-than- forecast results from global corporations cast doubt about the strength of the economic recovery.
Chairman Ben S. Bernanke told lawmakers last week the “central question” confronting the Federal Reserve at its next meeting is whether growth is fast enough to make “material progress” reducing unemployment.
The U.S. economy expanded less than forecast in the first quarter as the biggest gain in consumer spending in more than a year failed to overcome a diminished contribution from business inventories.
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