Vacations, luxury cars: St. Louis-area scammers pocketed millions in COVID relief | Local business

ST. LOUIS — Federal prosecutors here have charged more than a dozen people with lying to receive loans or grants since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. One bought a Maserati. Others went on vacation. Another spent thousands at Neiman Marcus, Ulta Beauty and Victoria’s Secret. And more are almost certain to come: Prosecutors have … Read more

Shanghai’s modest post-lockdown ‘revenge spending’: beauty products, bubble tea

SHANGHAI, June 1 (Reuters) – Yang Zengdong, a 40-year-old mother of two, is ready to take her family on a long-awaited outing to mark Shanghai’s grand reopening from the COVID-19 lockdown on Wednesday. Her ambitions – to go to a mall, see what’s open and maybe buy a drink or some small toys for her … Read more

With functional changes to his game, Karman Kaur Thandi looks to put injury-plagued days behind him.

Karman Kaur Thandi was poised to be the next big star in Indian women’s tennis. In August 2018, she reached a career-high rank of 196 when she was just 20 years old, only the sixth Indian woman to have cracked the WTA top 200. But a cruel combination of injuries and the sports break due … Read more

Jon Rahm (jokingly) has a solution on how to fix his WD at the 2021 Memorial | Golf news and tour information

If Jon Rahm had his way, the Tour Championship wouldn’t be the only tournament on this year’s PGA Tour schedule where a player starts with a multi-shot lead. When he returns to the Memorial Tournament this week in Dublin, Ohio, the World No. 2 wouldn’t mind a similar staggered start format, with his name on … Read more