Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

U.S. economy's growth revised lower

By Aaron Smith, CNNMoney.com staff writer


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The economy grew in the first quarter, but not quite as much as originally reported, the government said Thursday.

The gross domestic product, the broadest measure of the economy, rose at an annual rate 3% in the first three months of 2010, the Commerce Department said.

The figure was less than the initially reported GDP rise of a 3.2% annual rate, which the government announced on April 30.

It was also less than economists were expecting. The revised GDP was forecast to have risen at a 3.3% rate in the first quarter, according to a consensus of economist opinion from Briefing.com.

The Commerce Department said personal spending, investment and export activity were fueling the economy. However, the government said these gains were offset by "negative contributions from state and local government spending and residential fixed investments," as well as increases in import activity. To top of page

Search for Jobs

Index Last Change % Change
Dow 20,596.72 -59.86 -0.29%
Nasdaq 5,828.74 11.05 0.19%
S&P 500 2,343.98 -1.98 -0.08%
Treasuries 2.40 -0.02 -0.74%
Data as of 11:29am ET
Company Price Change % Change
Bank of America Corp... 23.12 0.05 0.22%
Micron Technology In... 28.43 1.96 7.40%
Advanced Micro Devic... 13.70 -0.09 -0.65%
Ford Motor Co 11.62 -0.05 -0.43%
Chesapeake Energy Co... 5.22 0.13 2.55%
Data as of Mar 24
Sponsors

Sections

Four countries included in the U.S. electronics ban list -- the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Morocco -- are absent from the U.K. restrictions. More

The GOP effort to repeal Obamacare is on ice for now. What happens to your health care coverage? More

In a company-wide email on Friday, Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick wrote that both the SEC and the Department of Justice have closed their inquires into the company's so-called mayo-buyback scheme. More