WASHINGTON -- The economy was stronger during the third quarter than previously believed and had plenty of momentum going into the end of the year, the Commerce Department reported yesterday.

The department's revised estimate for the three months ending in September showed a 3.9% jump in gross domestic product, up from the 3.4% gain originally reported last month.

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