FTC Expects Decision on Google Antitrust Suit Soon

The Federal Trade Commission intends to decide by the end of the year whether to bring legal action against Google for anticompetitive practices, Jon Leibowitz, the chairman of the commission, said in Washington. The F.T.C. has been investigating whether Google has thwarted competition in its search and advertising businesses by changing the way it ranks search results and how it determines search-related advertising rates.