Atlanta Fed cuts U.S. 3rd-quarter GDP growth view to 4.4 pct

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. economy is expanding at a 4.4 percent annualized rate in the third quarter, the Atlanta Federal Reserve's GDPNow forecast model showed on Wednesday, following the latest data on trade and auto sales.

This was slower than the 4.7 percent pace calculated by the regional Fed's forecast program on Tuesday. (Reporting by Richard Leong Editing by James Dalgleish)