Martin Crustinger, Associated Press Published 11:05 a.m. ET April 26, 2019


President Donald Trump touted his administration’s economic achievements during a rally in Las Vegas on Thursday. The President pointed out the nation’s GDP and low unemployment rates among various groups including women and African-Americans. (Sept. 21) AP

WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2% annual rate in the first three months of the year, a far better outcome than expected, overcoming a host of headwinds including global weakness, rising trade tensions and a partial government shutdown.

The advance in the gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, marks an acceleration from a 2.2% gain in

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