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Google dodges major antitrust bullet

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The Federal Trade Commission’s probe of Google’s search business ended Thursday without a settlement or even so much as a wrist-slap. Though the regulator found that some of Google’s recent changes to its search engine were “problematic and potentially harmful to competition,” the FTC ultimately did not bring a lawsuit against the company related to search. “It was a unanimous decision. The reason is: it doesn’t violate the American antitrust laws,” said Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the FTC, at a press conference. “The facts weren’t there under the law they apply to.” Google was quick to claim victory. “The conclusion is clear: Google’s services are good for users and good for competition,” said David Drummond, Google’s chief legal officer, in a prepared statement.

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-0.217122 “The FTC had trouble articulating how Google hurt consumers,” said Danny Sokol, …
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At the conclusion of an ambitious, two-year antitrust investigation by the United States government, search giant Google is getting away relatively scot-free.

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Google dodges major antitrust bullet

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