U.S.: Will Growth Cool Off Enough To Chill Inflation Fears?

Don't look for a repeat of last quarter's boost from trade

Wall Street rarely works itself into a lather worrying about gross domestic product. It's considered old news, since the monthly data already give analysts a good idea of how the components will add up, and it's thought to hold little insight into the future. Even so, the Commerce Dept.'s report on fourth-quarter GDP, due on Jan. 31, might well spark more than the usual amount of discussion--and market reaction.

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