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Elijah Woods in the film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. Purchase of the Houghton Mifflin unit gives News Corp access to high-profile novels from authors including Tolkien. Photograph: New Line Cinema

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has agreed to buy the consumer arm of educational publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for $349 million (€296 million) in wh(...)

Signal has raised $1.8 million in funding as it seeks to expand its business. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

UK startup Signal has raised $1.8 million in funding as it seeks to expand its business, backed by Frontline Ventures. The Dublin-based fund led the r(...)

“There is an awful lot of legal information out there like judgments, laws, administrative decisions and commentary. We want to put it all in one place so it is properly systemised and presented”

  Gavin Sheridan, the former director of innovation at social media news company Storyful, is launching a start-up called Vizlegal, which (...)

Ben Broadbent, incoming deputy governor for monetary policy at the Bank of England. He will replace Charlie Bean as deputy in charge of monetary policy.

Britain shook up the upper echelons of the Bank of England on Tuesday, naming two new deputy governors as the revamp of the central bank under(...)