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Business investment is struggling. But lately, it’s struggling less.
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Today, the Commerce Department released revised GDP figures for the third quarter, showing that the economy grew at an annual rate of 2.1%. One vital slice of that figure — business investment — has been shrinking over the last two quarters. While the trade war has put major business investments on hold, companies are also changing the types of investments they focus on.
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