The US economy grew at a slightly faster 2% annual rate from July through September, buoyed by more spending by consumers and the federal government. Growth accelerated from the 1.3% rate in the April-June quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday.
The report is the last snapshot of economic growth before Americans choose a president in 11 days. The pickup in growth could lend weight to President Barack Obama's message that the economy is slowly improving. (AP)