In case you forgot: COVID still runs this economy
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Plus: What a "Department of Care" could offer cities, what a new CEO means for Twitter and how schools are spending COVID-19 relief aid.
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Omicron might play out in a similar way to delta, with a sharp drop in consumer spending. Tourism in particular would likely take a big hit.
Consumers appear to be spreading their holiday spending across more days, heeding advice to get their orders in early.
A departure worth tweeting about
Amy Scott is joined by Marketplace Tech’s Molly Wood to discuss the resignation of Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey.
The National Association of Realtors reported on Monday that pending home sales were up 7.5% in October.
Writer Alexandra Lange says urban architecture and a “Department of Care” could make residents’ needs and culture a priority.
Summer school, tutoring and HVAC replacement are emerging as big areas of spending, says Nic Querolo, of Bloomberg.