Second Quarter Economic Growth Revised Up

Washington, DC, Aug. 29, 2013 -- The economy in the second quarter grew far more than initial estimates, according to the Commerce Department.

Gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 2.5%, up from the initial estimate of 1.7%.

Analysts were expecting an upward revision to 2.2%. Durable goods orders were largely responsible for the increase.

First quarter GDP grew at a 1.1% pace.