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Senator Charles Schumer to DOJ: ‘Drop the Apple eBooks Suit’

Arguing that Apple offers an alternative to Amazon’s growing monopoly in the eBook business, New York Senator Charles E. Schumer wrote an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal urging the Department of Justice to drop its eBook lawsuit against Apple.

In the piece, Schumer pointed out that “the average price for e-books fell to $7 from $9, according to a filing in the case.” The Justice Department has ignored this overall trend and instead focused on the fact that the prices for some new releases have gone up.”

Pointing to the dangers of a single retailer controlling 90 percent of the market, Schumer warns of the impact this will have on culture.  He continued: “If publishers, authors and consumers are at the mercy of a single retailer that controls 90% of the market and can set rock-bottom prices, we will all suffer. Choice is critical in any market, but that is particularly true in cultural markets like books. The prospect that a single firm would control access to books should give any reader pause.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.