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Economic Growth Numbers

The first revised numbers of the GDP from the fourth quarter of 2005 are out — and they’re up nearly 50 percent. The shocking original report was a growth rate of 1.1 percent; today it was announced that the growth number was actually 1.6 percent. And it will probably be revised upwards again when the final numbers come out next month.

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