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Economy grew at a modest annual rate Q1; helped by consumer, hurt by state and local gov't spending

Durable goods point to2013 second-half U.S. economy rebound

The March 2013 international trade deficit decreased 11.0 percent from February 2013

US economy shows sluggish but steady growth in the face of deepening federal spending cuts.

U.S. March housing starts rise to highest since 2008 as multi-family projects climbed.

Exports climbed near an all-time high and imported crude oil fell to the lowest level in 17 years

All 50 states contributed to the record-setting $2.2 trillion value of exports in 2012.

New-home sales jumped in January, a sign that the housing recovery is accelerating.

New policies will accelerate scientific breakthroughs, innovation, economic growth and job creation.

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U.S. home building surged in December to finish the year with the most new homes started since 2008.

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