Big picture: The solid rise in third-quarter growth despite the hurricanes shows things are looking up for the economy. Over the past few years, a 3% growth rate in a one quarter would typically be followed by a 1% rate in the next three-month period. Economists think growth may be over 3% in the fourth quarter due to rebuilding from the storms. The strong economic growth will bolster arguments of Federal Reserve officials who want the central bank to raise interest rates again in December. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/e...te-negative-impact-from-hurricanes-2017-10-27 More bad news for the President Trump haters.