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District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine (left) and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speak Monday about the launch of an antitrust investigation into Google outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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48 States Investigating Whether Google's Dominance Hurts Competition

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A woman walks past a Google sign in San Francisco. The Justice Department is launching an antitrust review of major online companies. The DOJ did not name the firms, but there have been increasing calls to regulate companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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An Amazon warehouse in Leipzig, Germany. The European Union's antitrust arm will evaluate the company's role as both a retailer and a marketplace for other retailers. Jens Schlueter/Getty Images hide caption

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EU Investigates If Amazon Hurts Competition By Using Sellers' Data

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U.S. lawmakers will question lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues. Reuters hide caption

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'Facebook Is Dangerous': Firms In Hot Seat As Congress Probes Big Tech

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A large reproduction of an Oscar statuette stands at a luncheon earlier this year in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Department of Justice confirmed that it had sent a letter to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which presents the Oscars, saying it has antitrust concerns with some proposed rule changes. Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP hide caption

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European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager says Google broke the law for roughly 10 years by restricting how business partners deal with rivals in search advertising. Yves Herman/Reuters hide caption

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European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager held a joint news conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday after slapping a record $5 billion antitrust penalty on the U.S. tech giant. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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AT&T and Time Warner are not competitors; their proposed merger would be a "vertical integration" of complementary companies. Stephanie Keith/Reuters hide caption

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U.S. Judge Approves AT&T's $85 Billion Merger With Time Warner

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The entrance to Sutter Davis Hospital in Davis, Calif. Sutter Health has hospitals in more than 100 communities in Northern California; it reported $11 billion in revenue last year, with an operating profit of $287 million. Ken James/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announces formal charges against Google, accusing the company of abusing its dominant position as Europe's top search engine. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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EU Charges Google With Antitrust Violations, Will Also Look At Android

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