Apple, publishers look to end EU price-fixing investigation, Bloomberg reports

September 19, 2012

Apple (AAPL) and four publishers offered to avoid setting the retail price of e-books in Europe for five years to end an EU antitrust investigation over price-fixing for digital books, reports Bloomberg. The other companies are CBS Corp.’s (CBS) Simon & Schuster, News Corp.'s (NWSA) HarperCollins, Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH’s Macmillan unit and Lagardere SCA (MMB)’s Hachette Livre.