Google’s advertising practices draw nationwide probe by states

ALPHABET INC.’S Google is the subject of a broad antitrust investigation initiated by 50 attorneys general. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES
ALPHABET INC.’S Google is the subject of a broad antitrust investigation initiated by 50 attorneys general. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES
WASHINGTON – A group of 50 attorneys general opened a broad investigation into whether advertising practices of Alphabet Inc.’s Google violate antitrust laws. State attorneys general led by Ken Paxton of Texas announced the probe Monday on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, citing concerns that the company is raising costs for advertisers…

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