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

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.