The U.S. economy accelerated at the beginning of the year, but don't get too excited. Economists aren't optimistic the trend will continue in the months ahead.
Gross domestic product -- the broadest measure of economic output -- rose at a 2.5% annual pace in the first three months of the year, driven largely by a pickup in consumer spending on services, the Commerce Department said.
Consumer spending, which alone accounts for roughly two-thirds of GDP, rose at a 3.2% annual pace.
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