US says it has reached e-books settlement with Penguin

WASHINGTON Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:47pm EST

WASHINGTON Dec 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it has reached a settlement with Pearson Plc's Penguin Group in the government's investigation of alleged price-setting in the e-book market.

In a statement, the Justice Department's antitrust office said it will continue to press its case against defendants Apple Inc and Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC.

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