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Without drugs and paid sex, Spanish economy also gets better marks

MADRID | By Francisco López | The Spanish economy is finally growing and creating more jobs than expected, according to leading analysts.  Savings Bank Foundation Funcas upgraded its GDP forecast for 2014, from 1.2% to 1.4%. Afi and Asempleo released the report “Labor market advance” with encouraging insights: employment is likely to rise at  1.3% y-o-y pace in August. Total active population will be 17.46 million by then, 220.000 more than the prior year.