NEW YORK ( Stockpickr) -- Since the end of World War II, the U.S. economy has grown at a 3.3% average annual pace. Yet investors need to refocus their assumptions. The U.S. economy is now so large that growth in the 2% to 3% range is likely to be the norm in the years ahead -- barring any short-term dips and spikes around recessions. And more moderate growth means that most blue-chip companies will be hard-pressed to boost sales above 10% each year, unless they pull off major acquisitions.But you can still find pockets of strong growth in various corners of the market. In fact, 64 companies in the S&P 500 are expected to boost sales at a double-digit pace through at least 2014. Here are five companies that are defying the gravitational pull of a slow economy. Each one is on track to boost sales at least 20% in 2012, 2013 and again in 2014.
5 Fast-Growth Stocks Defying the Odds
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