Richard Blumenthal

The terms of Best Buy's settlement with the state of Connecticut over misleading prices in in-store kiosks includes an admission of wrongdoing- and a payment of $399,000.

Best Buy has reached a settlement with Connecticut's state attorney general in a three-year-old case involving a secret in-store computer network in some stores.

NEW YORK ( -- In the e-book price wars, Apple and Amazon might be enjoying an unfair advantage, Connecticut's Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday as he announced an investigation of their contracts with book publishers. Blumenthal fired off letters to each company requesting that their attorneys schedule a meeting with his office to discuss their deals with five of the largest e-book publishers in the U.S.: Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, HarperCollins and Penguin. Both Amazon (AMZN, Fortune 500) and Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) have agreements with those publishers that ensure they'll receive the best prices for e-books

Under pressure from Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the bankruptcy court overseeing Tweeter has agreed to continue to accept gift cards in the stores through the end of the year, or until its stores close, whichever occurs first. The request was also made, and granted, by attorneys general in other states.

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