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.

ESG Insight - S&P 500 Boards of Directors Lack Transparency on Racial, Ethnic Diversity 

The Wall Street Journal's ESG research analysts took a look at the racial and ethnic diversity of the boards of companies on the S&P.

ESG Insight - Equal Gender Representation, Women in Top Positions Are Still the Exception on the S&P 500 

The Wall Street Journal's ESG research analysts took a look at the gender diversity of the boards of companies on the S&P.

Paramount+ Marketing Push Will Rely Heavily on ViacomCBS Networks 

ViacomCBS Inc. will begin a 13-week marketing campaign for its coming Paramount+ streaming service with advertising during the National Football League's AFC Championship game this Sunday, followed by ads during the Super Bowl, the Grammy Awards, the Masters and March Madness.

IBM Pledges to Return to Growth in 2021 

International Business Machines expects to return to revenue growth this year after reporting a 4.6% decline in 2020 as corporate customers' focused on preserving cash during the coronavirus pandemic.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 22, 2021 13:15 ET (18:15 GMT)

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