Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) along with four publishers – known in America as Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hatchette and Macmillan – are accused by the European Union to depress competition in the e-book market by setting a price for e-books for sale in Apple’s iTunes Store and not allowing other retailers – like Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) – from selling those items at a lower price. This is called the “agency model” of pricing, which Apple is accused of convincing the four publishers to adopt in 2010 – a model whereby the publishers set the price of the e-book to be sold. This is counter to the “wholesale model,” which allows retailers to set the selling price. Read more:
Nancy Pelosi ~ The Axis Sally Of The NWO. Photo By Rodney Pike
One day after another, Europe is dying. While a cabal of European witch doctors look on, babbling away in polyglot languages about differing remedies and quack medicines, Europe’s black death spreads from country to country. Greece is already a gonner with default only a matter of time, now Spain and Italy seem to be next with no one in the Euro zone seemingly able or willing to do much about stopping Euroland from dying. Seen from London, Europe’s indifference to its fate is simply amazing. An uncontrolled collapse seems to be favoured over an attempted controlled restructuring (ending) of the European Monetary Union. TMS
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EP NEWS— In what some news reports called a “stinging rebuke,” Pope Benedict XVI told House SpeakerNancy Pelosi in a Feb. 25 meeting that Catholics have a moral obligation to oppose abortion. Pelosi is a longtime abortion advocate.