U.S. Said to Reach Accord With 3 Publishers on eBooks

CBS Corp. (CBS)’s Simon & Schuster, Lagardère SCA’s Hachette Book Group and News Corp. (NWSA)’s HarperCollins have agreed to settle allegations that they conspired with Apple Inc. to set prices of digital books, two people familiar with the matter said.

The U.S. filed an antitrust lawsuit today in Manhattan federal court against Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster claiming collusion over eBook pricing.

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