Judge Approves E-Book Price-Fixing Settlement

A price-fixing settlement between the U.S. government and electronic-book publishers Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group Inc. and HarperCollins Publishers LLC was approved by a judge in New York. The Justice Department in April sued the three publishers along with Apple Inc., Pearson Plc (PSON)’s Penguin Group and MacMillan, a unit of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH.