WASHINGTON — U.S. gross domestic product rose only 0.6% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in the fourth quarter, a much slower pace than the 4.9% gain in the previous quarter, reflecting slower growth virtually across the board, the Commerce Department’s advance estimate released yesterday showed.

The chain price index rose 2.6% in the fourth quarter after a 1.0% rise in the third quarter, Commerce reported. At the same time, the closely watched core personal consumption expenditure price index rose 2.7% in the quarter, a faster pace than the 2.0% gain in the previous quarter.

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