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This week’s money matters.
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USD, EUR, JPY: The 10 most important economic charts of the week

By Melvin Backman

USD

The third-quarter GDP report was so-so

The Fed’s favorite gauge of inflation remains weak

Americans suddenly cooled on their house hunting

And they’re a bit less confident

EUR

German unemployment remains at record lows

Joblessness is down in the rest of the euro zone as well

The eurozone hopped out of deflation (barely)

JPY

Japanese retail sales aren’t too hot

Household spending fell at large

Inflation has disappeared (all of which is putting the Bank of Japan in a very tight spot)