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Penguin, Macmillan, and Apple said to be holding out from ebook settlement

Posted at 8:18AM Thursday 05 Apr 2012

Talks to resolve U.S. and European price-fixing probes into e-books are heating up, with three international publishers inclined to settle the matter, according to people familiar with the matter.

Apple Inc., another target of the investigation, and two publishers appear reluctant to settle on the terms sought by antitrust authorities in both the U.S. and Europe, those people said.

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