WASHINGTON — Economists believe the outlook for U.S. economic growth over the next two quarters is weaker compared to past expectations, but it should then accelerate by close to 3% after that, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank said Monday.

The outlook for jobs and inflation is only slightly improved in its updated survey of professional forecasters while the rearranged GDP data points for 2014 are little changed overall, with mostly unchanged expectations around the probability of a negative quarter next year.

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