PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Jan. 21

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Jan 21 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- The Department of Homeland Security announced on Thursday that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required from all foreign travelers coming via land ports of entry and ferry terminals from Mexico or Canada.

- Unvaccinated Americans ages 50 and older are significantly more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated and receive a booster shot, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.

- Peloton, the maker of stationary bikes and livestreamed workouts that enjoyed a surge in demand as gyms shut down during the pandemic, is considering laying off some workers and making changes to its production as the once-hot interest in its products slows.

- The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot on Thursday requested cooperation from Ivanka Trump, as it revealed pieces of what it has learned about a scramble inside the White House that day to get President Donald J. Trump to denounce and call off the mob that was laying siege to the Capitol.

- The U.S. prosecutors in Manhattan have charged four officials of the government of Belarus with conspiracy to commit aircraft piracy in the 2021 forced landing of a European airliner in Minsk, where a prominent opposition journalist aboard the plane was seized.

- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request from abortion providers in Texas that a federal judge be allowed to take prompt action on their challenge to a state law that bans most abortions after six weeks. The practical effect of the order, the three liberal justices wrote in dissent, was to let the law stay in place indefinitely.

(Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)