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Google Probed by European Union Over Search Results, Online Ads

Google Inc. faces a probe by European Union antitrust regulators for allegedly discriminating against competing services in its search results and for stopping some websites from accepting rival ads.

The European Commission said it’s investigating whether Google’s AdSense contracts prevent publishers from striking deals to place ads from other services on their sites. It will also look at allegations that Google limits advertisers’ ability to move data, such as search terms, from AdWords to competitors.