News bites: Apple nears settlement with Justice Department

The Justice Department could reach a settlement in the next few weeks with Apple and major e-book publishers over charges of price fixing, Reuters reports. 

A provision in the JOBS Act might have prevented investors from finding out about Groupon's controversial accounting practices, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Britons are protesting a proposal that would give the government access to phone calls, emails, text messages and Internet use without a warrant, The New York Times reports.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has made his most significant mark so far on labor issues, The New York Times reports.