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Omicron spoiling US holiday economic comeback

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Washington (AFP) – Holiday events have been scrapped in droves, thousands of flights canceled, cruises are now off limits: the Omicron variant has wreaked havoc in the United States, and the new year could see more issues exacerbating the worker shortage and the recent wave of price increases. “We are starting to see some initial signs that Omicron is having an impact on the economy, mainly in the sectors where face to face interactions are most important,” in particular service sector businesses like bars and restaurants, Oren Klachkin of Oxford Economics told AFP in an interview. The world’s…

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