US economy expands at 3.6 percent rate in Q3 but business stockpiles drive half of the growth

  • Article by: MARTIN CRUTSINGER , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 5, 2013 - 9:48 AM

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. But nearly half the growth came from a buildup in business stockpiles, a trend that could reverse in the current quarter and hold back growth.

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