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U.S. vs. Europe: There's a clear economic winner

United States
GDP (2014 forecast)
Winner
2.2%
0.8%
Inflation
Winner
1.7%
0.3%
Unemployment
Winner
5.9%
11.5%
Interest Rates
Toss up
Federal Reserve: 0.25%
European Central Bank: 0.05%
Retail sales*
Winner
3.4%
1.9%
Manufacturing
Winner
57.5 PMI
50.5 PMI
Stock Market (YTD)*
Winner
S&P 500: 5%
Euro STOXX: –3.8%
Gov't Debt
106% of GDP
Winner
96% of GDP
*August retail sales (minus automotive) growth over prior year; Stock Market YTD as of Oct. 21, 2014 close
Sources: Eurostat, FactSet, IMF, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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Infographic: CNNMoney