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US economy out of recession

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Economic data for the third quarter in the US has confirmed it has pulled itself out of the worst recession for 70 years.

The US economy grew 0.9% from July to September - its fastest rate for more than two years.

Despite the good news, it will be a long time before the unemployment rate falls significantly.

Mark Mardell reports.

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