U.S. Probes Tech Firms for Antitrust, Hiring Practices

The Justice Department has launched a preliminary investigation into whether some of the nation's largest technology companies violated antitrust laws by negotiating the recruiting and hiring of one another's employees, according to two people with knowledge of the review. The probe is focused on search engine giant Google Inc., rival Yahoo Inc., iPhone maker Apple Inc., biotech firm Genentech Inc. and others, said the sources, who described the inquiry as "industrywide" and spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was continuing.

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