Eur/usd - 1.4404 ... Euro rose briefly to 1.4419 on active short-covering in extremely thin pre-holiday trade. Investors are focusing on the release of U.S. jobless claims n durable goods data at 13:30GMT. U.S. durable goods is expected to rise by 0.5% whilst economists expected 465,000 jobless claims for November. Bids are located at 1.4380/85, 1.4350 n 1.4325/30. On the upside, offers are tipped at 1.4415/20 n 1.4450/55.