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    Apple E-Books Trial Begins

    In this Dec. 7, 2011 photo, a person stands near the Apple logo at the company's new store in Grand Central Terminal in New York. A federal agency is siding with Apple and ordering an import ban on HTC phones that infringe on a patent belonging to the iPhone maker. The U.S. International Trade Commission said Monday, Dec. 19 that the ban will take effect April 19 so that wireless carriers will have time to adjust their plans. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Mark Lennihan / AP Photo

    In federal court on Monday, Apple will defend itself against charges that it engaged with five book publishers to fix e-book prices in an effort to beat rival Amazon. While Apple has denied its participation in the price fixing, the other five publishers have settled with the government. Meanwhile, in the trial, Apple is hoping to reveal what it says are incriminating emails from Amazon demonstrating its lack of concern for its customers, which Amazon has fought to keep sealed.
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