omicron variant

NRF economist expects another year of uncertainty

NRF economist expects another year of uncertainty

WASHINGTON – The COVID-19 omicron variant will bring uncertainty to the economy in 2022 and could contribute to inflation, but is unlikely to cause widespread shutdowns or slowdowns, National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said on Wednesday. “Even with the experience of the past two years, there is no model that can predict how