U.S. Economy Posts Third Quarter Growth

October 27, 2011 Updated Oct 27, 2011 at 12:01 PM EDT

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U.S. Economy Posts Third Quarter Growth

October 27, 2011 Updated Oct 27, 2011 at 12:01 PM EDT

According to a story in the Washington Post, data released by the Commerce Department on Thursday shows modest economic growth in the U.S. for the quarter ending at the conclusion of September.

According to the Post report, the data shows that the gross domestic product rose at a 2.5 percent pace from July through September, and represented nearly double the gain of the previous quarter.

Read the Washington Post story HERE.