Among the states wrangling with Google, Texas looms large. Its inquiry explores whether the Silicon Valley giant uses its monopoly power to favor its content and services — a theme central to the FTC probe. In June, Abbott filed a civil suit against Google that seeks access to documents the company allegedly refused to provide. Texas also is part of a multistate group that includes California, New York and Ohio that monitors Google’s business practices and could be ready to pounce if momentum builds toward litigation, sources say, with Oklahoma reportedly weighing a probe.
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