Excluding a Slump in Oil Investments, the U.S. Economy Grew the Most in Nine Years

The world's largest economy made a strong showing last quarter

A gas flare burns at an oil well site near Sidney, Montana, U.S.

Photographer: Daniel Acker

The U.S. clocked its fastest rate of economic growth in nine years. Well, at least if you strip out the effects of a battered energy sector.

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