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After winter’s chill, economy expected to heat up

Economists say pent-up demand, end of fiscal uncertainty spur growth

WASHINGTON — Once this year’s harsh weather has faded, the US economy could be poised for a breakout year and its strongest annual growth in nearly a decade.

The combination of an improving job market, pent-up consumer demand, less drag from US government policies, and a brighter global outlook is boosting optimism for the rest of 2014.

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