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Google engaged in anticompetitive behavior, internal FTC report says
Google engaged in anticompetitive behavior, internal FTC report says

Google Inc. may have a dodged a bullet. The company engaged in anticompetitive behavior to maintain the dominance of its search engine, investigators at the Federal Trade Commission wrote in a private report obtained by the Wall Street Journal. In the 2012 report, FTC staff recommended that an antitrust lawsuit be brought against Google, according the Journal’s story, published Thursday. But FTC commissioners decided instead to close the investigation in early 2013. A lawsuit could have brought costly penalties. The staff argued that Google demonstrated anticompetitive behavior in at least three areas: improving its search results by copying content from websites such as Amazon...

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