U.S. Economy Grows At 2.9 Percent, Fastest Rate In 2 Years

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A businessman talks on his cell phone as he walks past an office on Oct. 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images)

The Commerce Department reported today that the U.S. economy grew at 2.9 percent in the most recent quarter from July to September, the quickest rate in two years, and double the previous quarter.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Michael Regan about the jump, and also about some news in the fashion business — J.Crew is widening its men’s ties, and there’s speculation that the skinny tie may be on the way out.



Mike Regan, columnist for Bloomberg Gadfly. He tweets @Reganonymous.

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