Apple Inc., Amazon.com and others will pay $12 billion to settle antitrust lawsuits

The Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday that it would pay $2 billion to resolve antitrust lawsuits against three technology companies, including Apple Inc. and Amazon.Com Inc., over alleged anticompetitive practices.The cases, which were brought by a group of American companies, are the latest chapter in the history of the US antitrust system, which has…