June 14, 2018 / 3:58 PM / 2 months ago

Atlanta Fed raises U.S. second quarter GDP view to 4.8 percent

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. economy is growing at a 4.8 percent annualized rate in the second quarter, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed on Thursday, following data that showed domestic retail sales grew at its strongest pace in six months in May.

FILE PHOTO: The YM Bamboo, a container ship operated by the China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) is docked at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, California January 14, 2011. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach/File Photo

The latest estimate on gross domestic product growth was faster than the 4.6 percent pace estimated on June 8, the Atlanta Fed said.

Reporting by Richard Leong; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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