U.S. economy was stronger in third quarter than initially thought


High interest rates and chronic inflation, the U.S. economy grew at a 2.9% annual rate in the third quarter. That's upgraded from the earlier 2.6% estimate last quarter's rise in the U.S. gross domestic product, the economy's total output of goods and services. Followed two straight quarters of contraction. That decline in output had raised fears that the economy might have slipped into a recession. More companies may be pushing to get workers back in the office, but Jeff claw says remote work has remained relatively steady. 29% of Americans were working from home in the final week of October compared to 29 and a half percent a year earlier, remote work remains big at employees in the district at 54% by far the most when compared to states. It's 39% in Maryland and 35% in Virginia. Lending tree says the share of remote workers in West Virginia is the lowest among states at 11.3%. Coming up on WTO, at least two people are dead in an outbreak of powerful storms that ripped through the south. And the house is expected to vote today to stop a possible nationwide railroad strike.

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