US STOCKS-Wall St set to open lower as GDP misses expectations

jueves 30 de julio de 2015 08:58 GYT

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By Tanya Agrawal

July 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Thursday after data showed that the U.S. economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the second quarter even as the Federal Reserve left doors open for a possible rate hike in September.

Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.3 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said, but economists had expected a 2.6 percent rise.

The numbers come a day after the Fed said the U.S. economy and job market continue to strengthen.   Continuación...