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US economic growth up sharply in third quarter

The US economy grew more than many economists had expected in the three months to September, according to official figures.

The world's largest economy expanded at an annualised rate of 2% in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said.

The jump was partly due to a large increase in government spending.

Samira Hussain reports.

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