Macro Briefing: 27 December 2021

* US holiday spending rose at fastest pace in 17 years, credit card data shows
* Rethinking Goldman’s forecast of slower growth based on demise of BBB bill
* Many food manufacturers say they plan to hike prices in 2022
* Flight cancellations continue to mount due to rise in Covid cases
* Jobless claims for US remain near multi-decade low
* New US home sales rose 12.4% in Nov–biggest monthly gain in more than a year
* Durable goods orders for US rose more than forecast in November
* US consumer sentiment revised up slightly for December
* US personal income and spending rose for a second month in November: