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The U.S. gross domestic product grew at a 0.1% annual rate in the first quarter, the Commerce Department reported April 30.
The reading, lower than the fourth-quarter’s 2.6% gain in the prior quarter, pulled back due to bad weather in the first three months of the year.
Economists’ median projection was for a 1.2% increase, Bloomberg News reported.
The economy expanded at a 1.9% rate last year following a 2.8% increase in 2012.