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Q4 GDP growth revised upwards

This also reflects a smaller trade deficit than initially thought as imports contract

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US economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter, but not as sharply as initially thought, with businesses less aggressive in their efforts to reduce unwanted inventory, which could hurt output in the first three months of 2016.

Gross domestic product (GDP) increased at a 1.0 per cent annual rate instead of the previously reported 0.7 per cent pace, the Commerce Department said on Friday in its second GDP estimate.

The economy grew at a rate of 2.0 per cent in the third quarter.

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