The third estimate of Q2 Real GDP, released on September 27 shows that previously reported slow growth was even slower. The previous estimate of 1.7% was revised down to an anemic 1.3%. Note, however that the annual benchmark revisions in July increased both 2011 Q4 (was 3.0% now 4.1%) and 2012 Q1 (was 1.9% now 2.0%). Personal consumption was revised down somewhat, 1.5% from 1.7%, after increasing 2.4% in Q1. Secvojnd quarter growth is approaching stall speed and early indications about the third quarter are not encouraging.