Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are trying to stop competitors from offering lower e-book prices.
Blumenthal announced Monday that his office is investigating agreements made by the two companies that deter publishers from giving discounts to other e-book providers.
Blumenthal says the agreements hurt competition. He says he hopes to meet with representatives from both companies to discuss them.
Telephone messages left for and e-mails sent to Amazon and Apple representatives on Monday were not immediately returned.