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US economy continues recovery

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The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.2% in the first quarter of 2010, making three consecutive quarters of growth.

Consumer spending has picked up, and anecdotal evidence from small businesses is adding to a mildly optimistic outlook.

Karen Nye reports from New York.

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