U.S. economy surpasses pre-pandemic size with 6.5% Q2 growth

U.S. GDP increased by an annual rate of 6.5% in the second quarter of 2021. / AP FILE PHOTO/RICH PEDRONCELLI
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fueled by vaccinations and government aid, the United States economy grew at a solid 6.5% annual rate last quarter in another sign that the nation has achieved a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession. The total size of the economy has now surpassed its pre-pandemic level. Thursday’s report from the Commerce Department…

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