Good morning and Happy New Year’s Eve Eve, Daily Money readers. This is Jayme Deerwester, back with you for the last time this week since there’s no newsletter coming Friday due to the holiday.
Speaking of New Year’s Eve, we’ve got a rundown of which major retailers and grocery stores are open Friday and when – you know, in case you want to buy a new TV to watch the College Football Playoff semifinals on Friday. (Go Bearcats and Wolverines!)
Let’s shift to our …💡
INSIGHT OF THE DAY. If 2021 was the year of over-the-top as the economy reopened – in spending, job growth, worker shortages, inflation and, yes, supply-chain bottlenecks – 2022 will be marked by a gradual return to normal, economists say.
“There will be a rebalancing,” says Kathy Bostjancic, chief U.S. financial economist at Oxford Economics. “We think we’ll still end up with pretty sturdy growth,” she adds, though likely not without a new array of stumbling blocks. “I think there will be a lot of uncertainty, volatility.”
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MOOD MUSIC. I’m never been much for New Year’s Eve partying. But I may pour myself a little wine while cooking dinner tonight. And as TV’s Hank Hill would say, “I ain’t right.” Therefore, this line from Pink seems appropriate: “Raise your glass if you are wrong. In all the right ways.”