The US economy grew 1.7 percent in the second quarter, picking up steam from the first quarter, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.
A worker stands on the roof of a condo complex under construction on July 17, 2013 in Berkeley, California. The US economy grew 1.7 percent in the second quarter after a 1.1 percent pace in the first quarter, according to the Commerce Department report released Wednesday.
The second quarter gross domestic product growth, while better than the 1.1 percent expected, showed the world's largest economy remained stuck in the doldrums four years after exiting the Great Recession.
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