AstraZeneca Warns of Covid-19 Vaccine Shortfall in Europe 

The drugmaker blamed an unspecified manufacturing issue. EU leaders are facing scrutiny over what critics say has been a slow vaccine rollout.

Comcast's NBCUniversal to Shut Down Sports Cable Channel NBCSN 

National Hockey League and NASCAR programming will move to the USA Network.

IBM Shares Are an Anomaly in a Hot Tech Sector 

Once the biggest U.S. company, IBM hasn't delivered the growth investors have come to expect of technology firms.

Amazon Seeks to Postpone Alabama Unionization Vote 

The technology company is pushing for in-person union ballots in place of a mail-in option that was allowed due to the pandemic.

United Wholesale Mortgage Goes Public in Biggest SPAC Deal Ever 

United Wholesale Mortgage made its public trading debut, the largest-ever listing through a special-purpose-acquisition company.

Google Closes Loon, Its Plan to Use Balloons for Web Access 

The Alphabet project that aimed to serve hard-to-reach regions is winding down after failing to reduce costs enough to achieve a sustainable business model.

For Oil Servicers, Adversity Spells Opportunity 

Oil-field services companies are showing strong signs of improvement. The sentiment-driven selloff this week could be an opportunity to pick up their shares on the cheap.

Amazon Needs Electric Vehicles, Too 

In the frothy electric vehicle sector, companies focused on parcel-delivery vans have a stronger business case than most.

TikTok Rival's IPO Could Value It Near $100 Billion 

TikTok was one of the most talked about apps in 2020, and though its largest competitor in China, Tencent-backed Kuaishou, hasn't received as much scrutiny abroad, it could still make a splash in the market.

Google Threatens Search Shutdown in Australia 

Google said it would have no real choice but to shut down its search engine in Australia if a proposed law requiring tech giants to pay publishers for news isn't changed.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 22, 2021 15:15 ET (20:15 GMT)

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