WASHINGTON — Gross domestic product for the first quarter was unexpectedly revised lower to a 3.0% annualized growth rate, as the consumer spending and business investment categories were revised down and inventory investment was revised up, the Commerce Department reported yesterday.

Meanwhile, consumer spending, which accounts for about 70% of GDP, was revised lower to a 3.5% increase in the first quarter from the 3.6% gain originally reported last month.

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