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Atlanta Fed keeps U.S. 3rd-quarter GDP growth forecast at 2.7 pct

NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. economy is on track to grow at a 2.7 percent annualized pace in the third quarter, even as data showed home construction fell to a one-year low in September, the Atlanta Federal Reserve's GDPNow forecast model showed on Wednesday.

The latest estimate for third-quarter gross domestic product growth was unchanged from the rate calculated on Oct. 13, the Atlanta Fed said. (Reporting by Richard Leong; Editing by James Dalgleish)