WASHINGTON — Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the U.S. — increased at an annual rate of 1.7% in the second quarter of 2013, according to the advance estimate released by the Commerce Department Wednesday.

The GDP growth was more robust than the median 1% increase projected by economists polled by Thomson Reuters. It was stronger than the downwardly revised 1.1% uptick reported in the first quarter of 2013, previously reported as a 1.8% increase.

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