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Past articles by Katie :

Moon Juice, a Goop-like wellness company, threw its compost in the trash and promoted a manager accused of racist comments, ex-employees say

People buy Moon Juice believing in its virtuous image, one ex-employee said. "It makes me angry that they're able to make money off of misleading people." β†’ Read More

Inside Peloton's month from hell

Once a pandemic status symbol, the wheels seem to have come off at Peloton. How price hikes, layoffs, and too many bikes sent the stock spiraling. β†’ Read More

I moved to the other side of the world during the pandemic β€” and now I'm moving back. Here's what I wish I'd known beforehand.

I moved to Singapore for work in December 2020, and my nine months in the city-state turned out nothing like I'd expected. β†’ Read More

Singapore clocked a massive $24 billion in real-estate sales in the first half of 2021 β€” twice as much as NYC

Singapore's real-estate market has remained hot in the pandemic thanks to its "safe haven" reputation and low tax rates. β†’ Read More

The CEO of TikTok is reportedly in talks to buy a $64 million bungalow in Singapore β€” take a look at the street it's on

Shou Zi Chew, the 38-year-old who became TikTok's new CEO in May, is expected to rebuild the bungalow, which appears to be old and dilapidated. β†’ Read More

Hong Kong is offering vaccinated residents the chance to win a free $1.4 million apartment

Businesses are starting to play a major role in the Hong Kong government's push to get people vaccinated. β†’ Read More

Masayoshi Son, the CEO of SoftBank and the 2nd-richest person in Japan, joins the growing chorus of voices calling to cancel the Tokyo Olympics

"Currently more than 80% of people want the Olympics to be postponed or canceled. On what authority is it being forced through?" Son wrote on Twitter on Saturday. β†’ Read More

Thailand is considering releasing 50,000 prisoners early amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in its crowded prisons

On Monday, more than 70% of Thailand's new reported cases were found in prisons. The country is now considering releasing 16% of its prison population. β†’ Read More

The former chairman of Valentino just sold a Basquiat skull painting at auction for $93.1 million β€” $40 million more than it was expected to go for

The 1983 painting, "In This Case," which portrays a skull on a red background, is the second-most expensive Basquiat painting ever sold at auction. β†’ Read More

The world is facing a shortage of 900,000 midwives, and Covid-19 is making it worse

The coronavirus pandemic has magnified the problem as more midwifes leave the profession, even as interest in home births is on the rise. β†’ Read More

China is now the world's biggest market for Cuban cigars

Cuban cigar sales in China grew more than 50% in the past 6 years, according to Cuba's state cigar company, Habanos. Last year alone, they rose 5%. β†’ Read More

Lab workers in Indonesia have been accused of reusing nasal COVID-19 swabs in as many as 20,000 tests

The workers are accused of using new swabs to test someone, then washing, repackaging, and using those same swabs to test others, per The Times. β†’ Read More

Singapore is now the best place to be during the pandemic, bumping New Zealand from the top spot for the first time

Singapore has virtually zero COVID-19 cases in the community and about 20% of the population has been vaccinated. β†’ Read More

Singapore and Hong Kong's long-delayed travel bubble is finally set to launch on May 26

The bubble, which was postponed from November, will allow visitors to travel between the two cities without quarantining. β†’ Read More

A fire broke out at a hospital in India, killing 13 COVID-19 patients in the ICU

The fire started early Friday morning after an air-conditioning unit short-circuited and exploded in the ICU of Vijay Vallabh Hospital in Maharashtra. β†’ Read More

James Dyson, the billionaire famous for buying Singapore's most expensive penthouse in 2019, has moved back to the UK

In 2019, vacuum billionaire James Dyson paid $54 million for Singapore's priciest penthouse and moved his company's headquarters to the city-state. β†’ Read More

Empty apartments and plummeting rents in the world's most expensive housing market: How the exodus out of Hong Kong could change its real-estate scene in 2021

The exodus could cause Hong Kong's notoriously high rents to fall 10% and vacancy rates to hit an 18-year high in 2021, according to a new report. β†’ Read More

A Hong Kong billionaire paid $276 million for London's most expensive home last year. Now, he plans to spend another $277 million renovating it.

Hong Kong real-estate investor Cheung Chung Kiu says the 42-room London mansion he bought in January 2020 is "heavily dilapidated." β†’ Read More

Australia and New Zealand's quarantine-free travel bubble has officially launched

The travel bubble is "flyer beware," meaning travelers must accept the risk of getting stuck if either country reimposes a lockdown. β†’ Read More

Billionaire hedge-fund manager Steve Cohen just sold his New York City penthouse after 8 years and a 74% discount

The sale price was not disclosed, but the duplex penthouse was last asking $29.5 million β€” a 74% discount from its $115 million price tag in 2013. β†’ Read More