The nation's economy didn't grow as fast as first believed, hinting that the economic recovery still has a ways to go.
I think a recent blog post of mine was suspicious of the GDP number. GDP = Gross Deception Picture
The Commerce Department said third-quarter U.S. gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.8% in the third quarter. That compares to its initial GDP reading of 3.5% growth offered at the end of October.
Consumer spending grew at a 2.9% rate. Still, that's softer than the 3.4% rise estimated in the advance report.
Things are not always as they appear.