Google loses challenge against EU antitrust decision, other probes loom

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By Foo Yun Chee LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Google suffered one of its biggest setbacks on Wednesday when a top European court upheld a ruling that it broke competition rules and fined it a record 4.1 billion euros, in a move that may encourage other regulators to ratchet up pressure on the U.S. giant. The unit of U.S. tech giant Alphabet had challenged an EU antitrust ruling, but the decision was broadly upheld by Europe’s General Court, with the fine trimmed modestly to 4.125 billion euros ($4.13 billion) from 4.34 billion euros. Even with the reduction, it was still a record fine for an antitrus…

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