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Lachlan Murdoch clears competition hurdle for Ten bid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Murdoch already owns large chunks of Australian media Lachlan Murdoch has moved one step closer to buying television network Channel Ten after Australia’s competition regulator gave the green light to the potential acquisition. The News Corp co-chairman is leading a consortium to buy ...

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New Balance wins record China trademark award

Image copyright Getty Images New Balance has won a record payout in a Chinese trademark case after three local shoemakers were found to have infringed the brand’s “N” logo. A Chinese court awarded the US sportswear firm more than 10 million yuan (£1.2m; $1.5m). Lawyers believe it to be the ...

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Smoke alarm response times ‘wildly vary’

Image copyright Getty Images British Standards-approved smoke alarms have “wildly varying” response times, according to a new study by Which?. An investigation by the consumer group found some alarms could take twice as long to sound as others, with one brand failing to go off at all – despite having ...

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