Workers weld at a commercial construction site in Boston earlier this month. The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas, according to the Commerce Department.
Workers weld at a commercial construction site in Boston earlier this month. The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas, according to the Commerce Department. Elise Amendola AP
Workers weld at a commercial construction site in Boston earlier this month. The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas, according to the Commerce Department. Elise Amendola AP

US economy slows to 2.6 percent growth in fourth quarter

January 30, 2015 7:58 AM