Europe's economy grew faster than the U.S. last year
Sure, the United States is growing at a nice clip. But Europe's economy is expanding at an even faster rate. Economic growth in the 19 countries that use the euro currency was 2.5% in 2017, according to official data published Tuesday. Growth in the 28-member European Union also reached 2.5% last year. It's the best period of growth for both groupings since 2007, putting Europe just ahead of the 2.3% expansion posted by the U.S. in 2017.