: Justice Department sues Google for antitrust in digital advertising, while Alphabet stock slides


The Justice Department sued Alphabet Inc.’s Google on Tuesday, alleging its dominant digital-advertising business constitutes a monopoly.

The suit calls for busting up Google’s GOOGLGOOG ad-tech business because of alleged illegal monopolization of the digital-advertising market, mirroring a lawsuit led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The new complaint includes eight states as plaintiffs — California, New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Colorado among them — and is centered on Alphabet’s most important business, responsible…

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