A couple of days late on this, but the US economy grew at an estimated 2.6 percent pace in the fourth quarter:
Reported the US Bureau of Economic Analysis:
Charted below is the real growth in GDP in 2009 chained dollars.
This shows the dramatic impact on the economy of the financial crisis and the slow recovery since.
For the whole of 2014, the US economy grew at 2.4 percent in real terms.
That's a solid result.