U.S. GDP grows at 3.5 percent in third quarter

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Latest gross domestic product figure exceeds economist predictions by a half a percentage point.

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    Lockheed Martin to buy health care technology company

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    Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher

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    Obama’s ratings show that voters care about inequality

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    38 federal agencies reveal their vulnerabilities to climate change

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