Google's Pending Billion Dollar-Plus EU Fine Could Point to a Hard Line In Other Disputes

It has hardly been a secret that the EU has been taking a markedly harder line on Alphabet Inc./Google (GOOGL) over the last couple of years than U.S. regulators since Margrethe Vestager took over as head of the EU's antitrust agency in 2014. And so it's not too shocking that the agency appears set to impose a hefty fine on the web giant for allegedly unfairly promoting its Google Shopping ads relative to third-party shopping services.

All the same, considering the strength of the arguments that Google had made in defense of Google shopping, and how the FTC and other regulators probing Google have limited their probes to other issues, a big EU fine over this matter doesn't bode well for how Brussels will rule on the two other matters it has levied charges against Google over....825 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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