FTC To Monitor Google's Business Practices
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
NPR's business news starts with a watchdogs going after Google.
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INSKEEP: ...anti-competitive business practices. Yes. The Internet giant is under scrutiny from a growing number of federal and state regulators for alleged anti-competitive business practices.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the Federal Trade Commission will soon launch a formal anti-trust investigation. And several states reportedly want to launch their own probes. As Google expands into new ventures, critics complain it's abusing its dominant position in the search market and unfairly ranking other businesses' websites.
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