FTC's Hiring Of Prosecutor Signals Gravity Of Google Case

04/26/2012 05:58 pm ET | Updated Jun 26, 2012
  • DAVID STREITFELD nytimes.com

The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday that it had hired an outside litigator to take charge of an antitrust investigation of Google, a sign that the agency has moved beyond the preliminary stage of its inquiry and is contemplating a court case.

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