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You really should see these 13 important economic charts of the week

May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014

Russia’s trade surplus jumped in March, as imports collapsed

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April US retail sales slowed down after a big March jump

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US small business optimism hit a post-crisis high

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UK unemployment hit a five-year low

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Euro zone first-quarter GDP growth was disappointing

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US student debt continues to grow

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…But Americans are still avoiding credit card debt

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Japanese first-quarter GDP grew sharply

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Brazilian retail sales shrank outright in MarchBrazil-retail-sales-year-over-year-change-Brazil-retail-sales-year-over-year-change_chartbuilder

US housing starts jumped, with gains in apartment building

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US jobless claims hit a post-crisis low, a very good sign

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US inflation rose, on higher gas and food prices

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…Amid sharp increases in some items, such as beef

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