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Why 3Q GDP Will Look Better the Second Time Around

The second read of third-quarter GDP is expected to jump due to stronger export, construction, and retail data released since the original 2.0% reading.

Jason Stipp: I'm Jason Stipp for Morningstar.

We get the second read of third-quarter GDP on Thursday. The first read showed the economy grew by 2% in the third quarter; the second read is expected to show that the economy grew by 2.9%--a big jump.