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Description: Just as in the week before, it is a bit of a challenge to find a business story that wasn’t about the corona virus. This one may catch your attention though: France has fined Apple and two wholesalers over $1.2 billion for anti-competitive behaviour. Perhaps not too suprisingly, Apple disagrees with the decision and the company intends to appeal.

Date:  March 16, 2020

Source:  cnbc.com

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/16/apple-fined-1point2-billion-by-french-competition-authorities.html

 

Discussion points:

1) In the midst of all the COVID-19 talk this past week, has any other business story caught your attention?

2) What do you see as the key ethical issues in this story?

3) On page 6 of Wiley’s Financial Accounting : Tools for Business Decision-Making is a brief section on “Ethics and Accounting.” Do you think any part of this story about Apple and the two wholesalers would raise ethical issues for accountants inside the organizations?

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