[Reuters] ‘Upside down again’: Omicron surge roils U.S. small businesses

[AP] COVID deaths and cases are rising again at US nursing homes

[Reuters] Beijing tightens rules for entering city after Omicron case

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Europe’s Governments Face a Reckoning as Energy Prices Surge

[Reuters] Analysis: Physical crude oil market steams ahead after Omicron blip

[NYT] Russia Issues Subtle Threats More Far-Reaching Than a Ukraine Invasion

[FT] China’s zero-Covid policy poses challenge for manufacturers and supply chains