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By ELAINE KURTENBACH<
AP Business Writer<
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's economy expanded at a 1.4 percent annualized rate in July-September in the seventh straight quarter of growth for the world's third-largest economy.
The economy is in its longest period of expansion since 2001. But it slowed from a 2.6 percent annualized rate of growth in A ...