Apple and the United States are due in a New York courtroom on Monday for the first day of the government’s antitrust lawsuit, which accuses Apple and some of the world’s largest publishers of colluding to set prices on e-books.
1. In the case of Apple and five major book publishers, the government claims that collusive behavior led to higher e-book prices for consumers, and the participants are being charged with price-fixing.
Amazon has finally delivered a full defense of its actions against book publisher Hachette. Russ Grandinetti, Amazon's SVP of Kindle content, told the Wall Street Journal that Amazon is acting "in the long-term interest of our customers."
MONTREAL — Quebec’s premier has called it a “terrible and disheartening and sad” situation in the province’s third-largest municipality.
Pauline Marois has commented on her government’s decision to place scandal-plagued Laval under trusteeship.
She has confirmed it will fall under provincial control later today, following a cabinet meeting.
Laval’s former mayor is accused of running the city like a criminal racket and now faces gangsterism charges.