US economy grew at surprisingly solid 2.8 percent annual rate in Q3, boosted by stockpiles

  • Article by: MARTIN CRUTSINGER , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 7, 2013 - 2:35 PM

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy showed surprising growth from July through September just before the government's partial shutdown.

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theagonybhoNov. 7, 13 7:47 AM

I am really suprised by this number, i expected the shutdown in October would have lowered those figures.

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dogmanNov. 7, 13 8:00 AM

Now for the parade of 'buts' from the glass half-empty crowd...

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sharklasersNov. 7, 13 8:06 AM

Surprised? At the rate the Fed has been printing money, no one should be surprised.

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jmcdonalNov. 7, 13 8:24 AM

What rate is the Fed printing money? Is it higher than average?

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patriot1988Nov. 7, 13 8:24 AM

Do they revise these figures like all the job reports?

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mspshadowNov. 7, 13 8:26 AM

theagonybho: "I expected the shutdown in October would have lowered those figures"...Sorry to burst youer bubble, but these figures are from before the shutdown.

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mspshadowNov. 7, 13 8:28 AM

sharklasers: "At the rate the Fed has been printing money, no one should be surprised."...I'm no economist, but I'm not sure this growth rate is related to quantitative easing. Please explain if it is.

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jpcooperNov. 7, 13 8:30 AM

We must have printed lots of extra money!

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sharklasersNov. 7, 13 8:30 AM

2.8% growth - brought to you on the backs of your children and grandchildren

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flatstanleyNov. 7, 13 8:45 AM

theagonybho, data for the month of October was not included in these figures as Oct-December is a different fiscal quarter.

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