[Reuters] Manchin gives thumbs down to Biden’s $1.75 trillion investment bill

[Reuters] Omicron coronavirus cases surge in UK, scientists see bigger wave

[Reuters] Threat of Omicron looms over Christmas holidays in Europe, U.S.

[AP] Restaurants anxious as omicron, high food costs take toll

[AP] People pressure governments worldwide to act on inflation

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Crypto Attracts More Money in 2021 Than All Previous Years Combined

[Reuters] China’s property distress sours steel sector in warning sign for economy

[Reuters] Turkey’s Erdogan says he lowered inflation to 4% before, will do again

[Reuters] NATO will not let Russia dictate its military posture, Germany says

[Reuters] ‘I want real change’: Chile votes in polarized presidential election

[Bloomberg] Bank of France Sees a Renaissance of a Long-Lost Inflation Trend

[Bloomberg] Fauci Doesn’t Expect Lockdowns; Hospitals Likely Stressed

[Bloomberg] China Finds Imported Omicron Cases in New City as Outbreak Grows

[Bloomberg] Imported Omicron in China’s Changsha; NSW Surge: Virus Update

[WSJ] Supply-Chain Mess Threatens Holiday Sales, From Hot Sauce to Board Games

[WSJ] Central Banks Worry Omicron Could Sustain Inflation

[WSJ] Sky-High Lumber Prices Are Back