I guess the Democrats will step up their attacks against the war on terrorism, since it doesn't look like the economy will be cooperating with their plans. U.S. Third-Quarter GDP Seen Rising at 6% Pace Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. economy probably grew from July to September at the fastest pace in almost four years, boosted by a surge in consumer spending and business investment, a government report may show today. Gross domestic product, the value of all goods and services, rose at an estimated 6 percent annual rate, based on the median forecast in a Bloomberg News survey of 73 economists. The pace was the fastest since the fourth quarter of 1999 and follows an annual rate of 3.3 percent in the previous three months. The Commerce Department issues the report at 8:30 a.m. in Washington.