Google's Attempted Airfare Deal Drawing Scrutiny

Google's attempt to buy the company that made it easy for travelers to compare airfares, ITA Software, has prompted a coalition that includes Microsoft, Expedia and Kayak to push regulators to thwart the deal.  After examining the transaction, Senator Herb Kohl, the Wisconsin Democrat who is chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, wrote a letter this month to Christine A. Varney, the assistant attorney general in charge of the antitrust division of the Justice Department, urging a careful review and certain stipulations.